Articles

Articles and analyses from the INET community on the key economic questions of our time.

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Developing Asia Needs a New Economic Paradigm

Aug 13, 2019

Inadequate demand and climate change require a global green new deal

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How Media Workers are Organizing in the Dual Economy

Jun 27, 2019

With journalism moving from a stable to a precarious profession, digital media workers have become some of the most organized in the startup world

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Modern Monetary Inevitabilities

May 31, 2019

For all the talk of Modern Monetary Theory representing a brave new frontier, it is easy to forget that the United States has gone down this road before, when the US Federal Reserve financed the war effort in the 1940s. Then, as now, the question is not about government debt, but about the debt’s purpose and justification.

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A Belief in Meritocracy Is Not Only False: It’s Bad for You

Apr 2, 2019

Despite the moral assurance and personal flattery that meritocracy offers to the successful, it ought to be abandoned both as a belief about how the world works and as a general social ideal.

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INET to G20: Bank Regulation Can't Be Heads Banks Win, Tails Taxpayers Lose

Mar 28, 2019

At a G20 preparatory meeting in Berlin, an INET panel analyzed how governments can prevent banks from exploiting taxpayer-funded bailout guarantees

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Diversity and Excellence: Not A Zero Sum Game

Mar 11, 2019

As young scholars, we have formulated a new plan for fostering diversity in both identity and scholarly thinking in economics—preconditions for academic rigor.