But the five countries must still support greater investment in other emerging and developing economies
Newspapers consistently underplay wide public support for higher taxes on businesses and the wealthy
The BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—play a crucial and growing role in the world economy. Sanjay Reddy kicks off our series exploring shifting social and economic dynamics within these countries, and what they mean for the global economy.
Training first-world children for a third-world life
The economist reflects back on the racial justice leader who showed him the limits of his academic training.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders relied on black entrepreneurs to make their work possible
The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years later, and the relevance of his economic ideas today
In the last years of his life, King was boldly forging a radical, multi-racial movement for economic justice
The renowned linguist, cognitive scientist, and historian on where we stand as an economy, as a country, and as human beings
The renowned economist reflects on the rise of neoclassical economics, the post-2008 surge of interest in non-mainstream, heterodox thought, and how young economists can remain independent in the face of biased evaluation systems
What 200 Years of Government Interventions in Financial Markets Can Tell Us
Reflections on the Radical Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Major Speech
As the U.S. Congress works to undo financial regulation, INET reflects on the lessons of the Bear Stearns bailout
From the Archives: In the wake of the Bear Stearns bailout in 2008, INET Research Director Tom Ferguson and President Rob Johnson say taxpayers rescuing banks are owed their due: “If the public is going to pay for [bailouts]… it should also get paid back for them.”
Unregulated, speculative lending markets nearly brought down the global financial system 10 years ago. Now, Western banks are exporting this failed model to the developing world.