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Ian Goldin

Ian Goldin

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Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalization and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change at the University of Oxford, is an author of The Pursuit of Development: Economic Growth, Social Change, and Ideas; Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future, Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance, The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do About It,  Migration and the Economy: Economic Realities, Social Impacts and Political Choices, and Development: A Very Short Introdution. He is also the author and presenter of the BBC series After the Crash. His new book on global challenges, co-authored with Robert Muggah, is forthcoming in 2019 from Penguin Random House.

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    A Living Wage for Capitalism

    Jim O'Neill

    Higher nominal wages for low-paid workers can boost real earnings, increase consumer spending, and help make housing more affordable. And insofar as raising the minimum would increase companies’ wage bill, it would create a stronger incentive to replace labor with capital, which could lay the foundation for renewed productivity growth.