Branko Milanovic: An Ideologist of Inequality

Branko Milanovic is a serious, highly-respected economist specialized in the analysis of income inequality. He is also an innovator. His book, “Global Inequality,”  has played a significant role in pushing the science of economics toward what its author calls “a new heterogeneity and inequality based paradigm.” He compares this to “going from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional world.” Economics is not just about statistical averages...

It’s Time for a New European Approach to Social Policy

The European economy is expanding for the seventh year in a row despite a slowdown at the global level. However, social and economic inequalities within EU member states have been increasing significantly in the last decade. Not all citizens are benefitting from the current economic growth and the advancement in productivity, which creates an excellent window of opportunity for the populist radical rights to thrive and amass...

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Britain May Back Boris to Get Brexit Done

Just days before the December 12 election, The Guardian’s opinion poll tracker finds the Tories to “have a significant lead” over Labour even as support for the Liberal Democrats and the Brexit Party has slumped. In recent years, opinion polls have been notoriously unreliable. Rob Watson, the BBC’s UK political...

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Making sense of US foreign policy under President Donald Trump is a daunting task. Since his inauguration in January 2017, Trump has made an array of decisions that have been nothing short of provocative, enraging US allies and adversaries alike. Trump’s critics believe he is barely cognizant of how diplomacy works and that his impulsive approach to foreign relations undermines US...