Tracking four alternative economic indicators would provide a very different view of comparative performance than GDP.
Jayati Ghosh highlights the vicious circle between spiralling wealth and corporate political influence.
The wealthy are the biggest greenhouse-gas emitters, Jayati Ghosh writes, yet carbon taxes hit the poor hardest.
‘Inequality’ is never the official cause of a death. But, writes Jayati Ghosh, that doesn’t mean it’s not.
Rich-country governments are not adequately addressing the causes of food-price inflation—the world’s poor continue to suffer as a result.
Jayati Ghosh finds in a UN Women report a blueprint for an economy which serves the public—rather than the other way around.
Jayati Ghosh is baffled that at a coming food summit the UN should partner with the World Economic Forum, not its own specialist agencies.
The perfect storm of Covid-19 and climate change, and resulting economic damage, will likely trigger much more social and political instability.
Jayati Ghosh unpicks the G7 summit in England and finds an anachronistic coalition failing to meet global responsibilities.
Ending the pandemic requires not only an intellectual-property rights waiver but scaling up knowledge transfer and public production of vaccine supplies.
Jayati Ghosh explains why more than a third of a million Covid-19 cases are being reported in India daily—and what that says about our world.
Jayati Ghosh begins a new Social Europe column by pricking Europe’s conscience on its pandemic-related responsibilities towards the developing world.
The huge fiscal pressures occasioned by the pandemic mean global tax-gaming by corporations and the wealthy is a luxury we can no longer afford.
The Covid-19 crisis may have set the stage for a debt meltdown long in the making, starting in the Asian economies on the front lines.
For four decades, mainstream economists and policymakers have been wedded to fixed dogmas. Their blind belief in fiscal discipline threatens the very stability of societies.
Worsening economic inequality in recent years is largely the result of policy choices that reflect the political influence and lobbying power of the rich.
For too long, multinational corporations—and digital firms in particular—have used existing rules to avoid paying taxes in countries where they do much of their business.
A big argument of neoliberal economics is that unemployment is reduced by labour-market deregulation. Lack of robust evidence doesn’t seem to get in the way. Mainstream economics has a tendency to decide on some ‘established’ conclusions, and then hold to them, notwithstanding all evidence to the contrary. This is bad enough, but what may be […]