Japan: An economy in distress

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Amel Attatfa On Wednesday 27 May, a Council of Ministers gathered with the intention to approve a plan to develop the national economy in Japan. In the search for resources, the Japanese stock market is attempting to rise up again after the shock caused by the health crisis. Faced […]

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An international tax authority to tackle inequalities ?

Professor Photis Lysandrou is an economist and teaches at City, University of London. He calls for the creation of a powerful global tax body in order to tackle worldwide wealth inequality. In his new book, Commodity: The Global Commodity System in the 21st Century he argues that income dispersion and wealth concentration can be held […]

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GDP: an outdated indicator

TRANSLATED BY LAURA DELAGRANGE AND CAROLINE CARDEN Historically, countries which pollute the most have a high level of GDP growth. China (6-7%), India (7%) and the United States (2.5%) – three high-carbon economies – take the lead of countries emitting the largest quantities of CO2 (non-EU). While many envy Germany’s economic growth, questioning our economic […]

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