It’s more necessary than ever before to re-examine the fundamentals of our economic order.
Psychological and social perspectives on economy that were developed by 19th-century philosophers can help us re-imagine economics with a human face.
Designed by Elizabeth Magie in the early 20th century,
The Landlord Game would go on to inspire Monopoly.
The game’s roots provide insights into capitalism that form part of teaching and research to this day.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, heads the closing session of the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The absence of norms defining the common good and the insufficient place of scientific arguments in the democratic debate weaken the capacity of liberalism to face global threats.
The economy depends on the environment. Economics can seem to forget that point.
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With a square and a circle, the father of ecological economics and a founding architect of sustainable development redrew our understanding of the economy. It was revolutionary.
Australian Steve Keen is one of 26 distinguished economists taking issue with the OECD’s Australian head Mathias Cormann. He explains why.
What makes a nation wealthy?
Economic growth of countries needs many ingredients. Getting the recipe just right is important.
The Bank of Canada announced a 0.5 per cent interest rate increase on April 13, 2022, in a move to quell Canada’s high inflation.
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While central banks did help mitigate a COVID-induced recession, they don’t have the power to solve our inflation problem.
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Hives that travel by truck, bees paid for their pollination service, adulterated honey, economic theories based on an imaginary social organization…
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen presents the “Green New Deal” plan to fight climate change before the European Parliament in Brussels on December 11, 2019.
To achieve sustainable growth under the constraint that consumption is independent from the use of natural resources, we must move along the path of qualitative growth.
It even inspired the global TV hit, La Casa de Papel
The story of how money injections became the go-to policy for tackling economic crises.
Since its creation in 1999, the inflation rate in the euro zone has only exceeded 4 percent for a few months, on the eve of the Great Recession of 2008.
Massive stimulus plans combined with rising production costs could lead to expectations that inflation will rise. And that alone could trigger an inflationary spiral not seen in 25 years.
Economist John Weeks has died aged 79.
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Weeks, an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the School or Oriental and African Studies, had a long and distinguished career.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during Premier League match between against Crystal Palace in January 2020.
Financial scandals have damaged the integrity of both clubs. With the rewards for cheating so high, harsher punishments are needed.
Democracy needs to apply to our economies, as well as our politics.
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Unlike older visions of economic democracy which started with class or the collective, the starting point now should be the individual
To understand an economic reality where growth is increasingly more qualitative than quantitative and where environmental constraints need a careful understanding, economics needs a major overhaul.
The principles that drive financial markets emphasize short-term profits at the cost of long-term benefits.
Investors are increasingly concerned about climate change, but for the markets to deploy their full capacities, the dominant principles that guide them need to be revised.
YKK-brand zipper on a pair of jeans.
The humble zipper has some profound things to tell us about innovation, competitive advantage and international trade.
If we want economics to appeal to young Australians, it needs to move away from theory and towards tackling some of the trickiest issues faced by the next generation.
For economics to play a more helpful, critical role, it must abandon blind faith in the free market and embrace the social, historical, and environmental context in which economics actually happens.
The authors of the book
The Making of Finance highlight the intellectual capture of the financial worlds.
Nothing has changed since the 2008 financial crisis. Orthodox theory continues to structure the entire financial industry, yet there is an urgent need to study the social and political nature of markets.
It’s not a scam. It also won’t make you fabulously wealthy. Initiative Q wants a stable private currency for payments processing rather than a vehicle for speculation.