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Curated by Project Syndicate

The Big Bank Battle

12 commentaries

Simon Johnson, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a former chief economist at the IMF, is one of the world’s most influential critics of the global financial system. In this selection of commentaries, written exclusively for Project Syndicate, he considers what policymakers should do to prevent another financial crisis – and why they are not doing it.

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    How Inequality Reduces Growth

    William H. Janeway

    A large body of academic research has emerged to explain why wealth and income inequality are hitting new highs, and why productivity growth continues to decline. A powerful new synthesis by a leading macroeconomist shows that the two trends are deeply intertwined.

    examines the causes of widening inequality since 1980 and stagnant productivity since 2000.

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