Economic justice

A global consensus based on economic justice and shared prosperity

Economist John Williamson, who coined the term “Washington Consensus”, died in April 2021 at the age of 83. Economic debates in post-apartheid South Africa were shaped by the ideas of Williamson. As inequalities continue to increase and as we strive to rebuild better after the pandemic, we can look to South Africa for a new […]

Economic justice

Advance racial and economic justice by supporting BIPOC-owned businesses

As the world watches jurors convict a Minneapolis cop for the murder of George Floyd and our city mourns the murder of Daunte Wright by Brooklyn Center police, the Twin Cities continue to reflect on the racism and institutional failures that cause the brutality of the death of black men on our streets. The roots […]

Economic system

Does the political or economic system need to change? Opinions in the United States and Western Europe vary

In the United States and Western Europe, many people support large-scale systemic change. In four countries surveyed in November and December last year, about four in ten or more in each country describe their economic or political system as requiring at least major changes, if not comprehensive reform. But what people prioritize – and if […]

Economic integration

President Xi calls for economic integration, opposes new “cold war” and ideological confrontation at Boao Forum

The Boao International Conference Center in Boao, Hainan Province (southern China). (File photo: Xinhua) Chinese President Xi Jinping called for greater global economic integration and warned of a new “cold war” and a new ideological confrontation in “any form” at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) 2021. The four-day annual conference, […]

Economic justice

It’s time to collaborate on climate and economic justice solutions

Air pollution has serious consequences – the World Health Organization estimates that it kills 7 million people a year. Indeed, recent research suggests that nearly 9 million people died each year from exposure to air pollution caused by fossil fuel combustion from 2012 to 2018. The economic impacts on health and productivity of exposure to […]

Economic integration

Africa must step up economic integration: report

ANKARA Africa must step up productive and infrastructural integration as part of the process of economic recovery from COVID-19, a report suggested. The African Regional Integration Index (ARII), a joint publication of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission, provides up-to-date data on the state of […]

Economic justice

Monday Informant: Rural Economic Justice Program | Local News

The free press Land Stewardship Project Family Farm will sponsor a new program focused on rural economic justice at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. BYOB (Breakfast) is a virtual program offered to highlight the work of the Land Stewardship Project during the 2021 session of the Minnesota Legislature, as well as to discuss how to protect farms, […]

Economic justice

Economic justice and political stability require more progressive taxation

Dr Joseph Preston Baratta is Emeritus Professor of History and Political Science at Worcester State University and the author of The policy of the World Federation (Praeger, 2004). Income tax filers, 1920 The invasion of the Capitol on January 6 is a sign of deep anger against the course of American life among the so-called […]