Articles

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

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Mainstream Macroeconomics and Modern Monetary Theory: What Really Divides Them?

Sep 6, 2018

Despite disparate policy beliefs, MMT and orthodox macro rely on many of the same theoretical foundations

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The Mechanics of Cryptocurrency

Aug 15, 2018

INET Global Commissioner Peter Bofinger breaks down cryptocurrencies, and why they’re actually far from “anonymous”

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Rethinking Social Progress in the 21st Century

Aug 14, 2018

A new report examines the path to global social progress. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers

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To Understand China’s Economy, Look to Its Politics

Jun 7, 2018

The removal of term limits for Xi Jinping may be a better indicator of economic health—or crisis—than official statistics

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Worrying About the Deficit is So 17th Century

Jun 6, 2018

In “celebration” of the late Pete Peterson’s 92nd birthday (see guest list), an excerpt from 19th Century historian Lord Macaulay’s History of England, on hundreds of years of unwarranted panic about government debt.

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How Bill Cosby, Obama and Mega-preachers Sold Economic Snake Oil to Black America

May 2, 2018

It’s time to connect political violence with economic violence.

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The Real Driver of Rising Inequality

May 1, 2018

Wage suppression—not monopoly power—is fueling corporate profits and the growing gap between rich and poor