Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

16 June 2021
Massive debt levels are a feature of contemporary capitalism that cannot be eradicated without radical change, says political scientist Éric Toussaint. “The indebtedness of the…
11 June 2021
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: Why did you choose to become an economist, and focus on health policy?…
03 June 2021
Branko Milanovic explores the serendipitous and economic developments that led to China's success and communist regimes' failures. In an excellent book “How China Escaped Shock…
02 June 2021
Brian Stoddart explores why Australia has decided to follow an “all or nothing” approach to China that now openly discusses the idea of war. When the Secretary of Australia’s…
01 June 2021
The huge COVID-19 vaccine supply gap between rich and poor countries exposes the deadly problem of intellectual property (IP) rights and the dangerous monopoly power of Big Pharma…
27 May 2021
Great power competition has emerged as a key priority for U.S. foreign policy under the Biden administration. In fact, we may be already at the start of a new New Cold War,…
20 May 2021
Branko Milanovic with a useful primer on the persistent problem. 1. What is global inequality?  Global inequality is inequality between all citizens of the world. It…
20 May 2021
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by GP Columnist C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: You studied economics as an undergraduate student in Burundi,…
11 May 2021
Branko Milanovic explores how two authors (Marx and Tocqueville) that start from almost opposite personal and ideological positions can have similar diagnosis of inequality and…
06 May 2021
C. J. Polychroniou argues that we must keep alive the memory of, and draw strength and inspiration from, the accomplishments of the labor movement. May Day is celebrated in…