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James A. Robinson

James A. Robinson

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James A. Robinson is Professor of Global Conflict at the University of Chicago and co-author, with Daron Acemoglu, of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty.

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    The Exploitation Time Bomb

    Jayati Ghosh

    Worsening economic inequality in recent years is largely the result of policy choices that reflect the political influence and lobbying power of the rich. There is now a self-reinforcing pattern of high profits, low investment, and rising inequality – posing a threat not only to economic growth, but also to democracy.

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