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As Donald Trump hits 100 days, market euphoria is giving way to policy reality

Saturday marks Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, and so far, the stock market is giving him a pretty good grade.

The S&P 500 is up more than 10 per cent since election day on Nov. 950 more words


Giacomo Becattini - Remembering a Great Contemporary Political Economist

Earlier this year we saw the passing of Giacomo Becattini one of the world’s finest economists. Marco Bellandi and Lisa De Propris celebrate his life and legacy. 1,668 more words

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International Finance Ministers Discuss Growth Strategies at The George Washington University

April 26, 2017

International Finance Ministers Discuss Growth Strategies

GW-hosted event, “Growth Strategies in a De-Globalizing World,” brought finance ministers from Colombia, Indonesia and Paraguay. 478 more words


Letter: Studies show tax cuts to the rich do not create jobs

Larry Deters of Regina writes:

The Findlay letter (April 15, 2017, Tax breaks create wealth for everyone) defends the tax cuts Premier Wall just gave corporations saying it will create jobs — Reagan economics by any other name — and attempts to discredit any criticism with the usual cliches and platitudes. 111 more words


Crisis and the Failure of Economic Theory

The contemporary economic crisis is an extraordinary opportunity to test the relevance of economic theory. The first lesson to be learnt from this crisis is that economic theories are not abstract constructions, extraneous to the real world, but they produce significant consequences for the welfare of a society. 922 more words

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Too much identity politics and very little class politics?

Scandinavian countries have been a shining light for worker and social rights, but the evidence is that globalism has undermined equity and workers rights. Asbjørn Wahl… 272 more words


Long way to go for Make in India

A look at “Make in India”, published as an oped in the Hindustan Times:

How does one judge Make in India? Recent news that foreign direct investment (FDI) flowing to defence in 2016-17 was an absurd trickle of ₹61,000 (or perhaps $61,000, the Ministry of Defence didn’t specify) seems to have not caused much of a ripple. 484 more words