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The World Needs (and Heeds) Economic Reform

A comment from PartisanZ went into auto-moderation (due to the number of links), but it’s worth a post.

In response to Muriel Newman’s “New Zealand Needs Tax Reform”, the argument that tax reductions automatically equate to increased productivity, from which singularly ensues sustainable growth and prosperity… 603 more words


A Scorecard Of China's Economic Rebalancing

A NEWLY PUBLISHED IMF Working Paper takes the measure of Beijing’s progress in rebalancing the economy away from investment and export-driven growth to high-value-add innovation-led industry and domestic consumption. 485 more words


Everything You Need to Know About India’s Biggest Economic Reform in Decades

This story originally appeared on Time.com.

By Nikhil Kumar

Late on Aug. 3, after a debate lasting almost eight hours, Indian lawmakers approved plans for a major economic overhaul to turn the country into one unified market in which businesses can trade goods and services across state lines without having to navigate a prohibitive array of federal and local taxes. 677 more words


Best defence of Employment Contracts Act is a @FairnessNZ graphic

Source: Low Wage Economy | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions – Te Kauae Kaimahi, with extra annotations by this blogger.

Economic History

The Mirage of Inclusive Growth

In this article, Deepanshu Mohan speaks of the need to unlearn the theoretical neo-liberalist idea of inclusive growth, to delve into a more pragmatic approach where growth and redistribution are hinged on to each other, and how government interference is imperative to purge growth inequalities that stemmed out from the pro-market policies. 1,147 more words


Argentina's New Reform-Minded President Is Facing His First Big Test

When Argentine President Mauricio Macri took office in December, he knew it might not be long before he’d face pushback against his market-oriented economic reforms. 968 more words


State-Owned Enterprise Reform Slogs On Slowly

TWO THINGS WILL emerge — eventually — from China’s reform of its state-owned enterprises (SOEs): the elimination of a lot of redundant capacity in heavy industry and some multinationals that are strategically important domestically and formidably competitive internationally. 466 more words