Edoardo Nesi’s new book tracks the destructive march of globalization and neoliberal capitalism through his own life and the places, like Italy, that lie broken in its wake.
A light-hearted economic analysis of the World Cup
By evading regulation of credit default swaps, the major U.S. banks put taxpayers—and the entire economy—at risk
The World Bank and IMF say developing economies can’t afford to have strong labor laws. Actually, they can’t afford not to.
The removal of term limits for Xi Jinping may be a better indicator of economic health—or crisis—than official statistics
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.
Jim Chanos: “Cryptocurrency is a security speculation game masquerading as a technological breakthrough”
The “dean of short sellers” says bitcoin is the last thing he’d want to own in the event of a catastrophe.
Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean
Introducing INET’s body of work on dysfunctions in research evaluation, Rob Johnson shows how breaking academic conformity is vital for the economics profession—and the economy itself.
With growth fueled by an increase in debt, Argentina is facing an uncertain economic future, despite investors’ generally rosy view. The government of Mauricio Macri has options to address the country’s macroeconomic risks, but none of them will be free of tough choices.
200 years after Marx’s birth, many elites have taken unabashed pride in capitalism, a term that originally had negative connotations. To make our economy more just, we must reclaim Marx’s understanding of capitalism’s contradictions.
200 years after Marx’s birth, a look at how two economists sought to reconcile his idea of common ownership with market mechanisms
Global public goods, from health to peace to security, crisscross national and social boundaries. We need a new economic theory to understand their pivotal role in the global economy.
It’s time to connect political violence with economic violence.
Wage suppression—not monopoly power—is fueling corporate profits and the growing gap between rich and poor