Articles

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

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Opioid Crisis Shows How Economic Inequality Kills

Feb 20, 2019

Pharmaceutical pushers like Purdue “couldn’t have done their dirty work” without America’s increasingly unbalanced economy

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Why “Green Growth” Is an Illusion

Dec 5, 2018

Wishful thinking and tinkering won’t cut it. Nothing short of a mass mobilization for deep de-carbonization across the global economy can avert the looming climate catastrophe. 

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​U.N. Secretary-General Meets with INET Global Commissioners

Nov 12, 2018

António Guterres and CGET Commissioners discuss cooperating on inequality, climate change, multilateralism, and more

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​Cheap Talk on Race and Xenophobia Keeps Americans from Confronting Economic and Political Peril

Nov 2, 2018

Adolph Reed, who researches race and politics, warns that “identitarian” politics can conceal the structural inequities of capitalism

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Why Dodd-Frank Is a Shell Game for Banks

Sep 27, 2018

Ten years after the crisis, financial regulation leaves taxpayers holding the bag for banks’ safety net.

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Joseph Stiglitz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talk Social and Economic Justice

Sep 25, 2018

A Nobel Prize-winning economist and the second-most-famous democratic socialist in America sit down together

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When the Levee Broke

Sep 4, 2018

Ten years ago, the financial crisis washed away faith and trust in economics as a guide to social prosperity. Filling a void is difficult. We are still hard at work. 

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Macroeconomics and the Italian Vote

Aug 6, 2018

To understand the rise of the League and 5 Star Movement, look at economic indicators