Blogs&Reviews

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Branko Milanovic, 20 November 2018

    Branko Milanovic discusses apparently paradoxical developments over the past 25 years: on the one hand, strongly rising global median income and the shrinkage of global inequality; and on the other hand, the rising share of the global top 1% and increasing number of people in relative poverty.

  • Diane Coyle, 19 November 2018

    Diane Coyle learns from Martin Rees's "On the Future: Prospects for Humanity" that the risk of a large asteroid causing mass extinction is one of the lesser worries about our future. Other existential risks have a higher probability with the same mass death/end of civilisation impact.

  • Branko Milanovic, 13 November 2018

    Branko Milanovic reviews Kenneth Pomeranz's 2000 book on the Great Divergence between Western Europe and East Asia.

  • Jon Danielsson, 01 November 2018

    In this post, Jon Danielsson asks whether last month's stock market crash was as bad as some are making out.

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 31 October 2018

    In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis argues that being anti-austerity does not mean we can forget about debt completely, as long as we are using interest rates rather than fiscal policy to control demand.

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