As protests erupt on the streets of America and the world, current power structures no longer feel tenable. Can this popular uprising break the neoliberal grip on the state and create lasting structural change that will empower the disenfranchised?
The Occupational Safety Health Administration was created 50 years ago. Today, it's in dire straits, say OSHA's leaders during the Obama administration
A collection of INET’s research and articles on race and the US economy, reposted in connection with recent protests against police brutality in Black communities.
Find all of our COVID-19 pandemic articles, webinars, and working papers here.
The Fed is taking an aggressive approach to put out the economic fires of the pandemic. But it needs to allow for flexibility as some business models irreparably change.
The Occupational Safety Health Administration was created 50 years ago. Today, it’s in dire straits, say OSHA’s leaders during the Obama administration
In this conversation with Folashadé Soulé and Camilla Toulmin, Pr Takyiwaa Manuh analyses how the pandemic has disproportionately affected women at different levels especially in Ghana, and describes why governments need to focus more strongly on the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in both their sanitary and economic response.
The activist and author shares a free-ranging conversation with INET president Rob Johnson.
COVID has meant unemployment for the many and a corporate profit-fueled windfall for the few.
Since the 1980s, the enemy of equal employment opportunity through upward socioeconomic mobility has been the pervasive and entrenched corporate-governance ideology and practice of maximizing shareholder value.
Regardless of what Trump says, the economic pain of the pandemic isn’t going anywhere
Economist Darrick Hamilton explains why confronting the racial wealth gap is the only way to address 400 years of discrimination.
Abstract, “basic science” research is essential to drug discovery. It is also largely funded by the public sector.
Economist Darrick Hamilton explains that pursuit of profit, not hatred of black people, is the real root of discrimination.
Extract from the keynote speech by the Rev. Dr. William Barber III at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference on race and economics in Detroit on November 11
Darrick Hamilton calls for spreading the benefits of asset-ownership to all Americans.
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“We do not publish papers about our own profession.” – Top Five Journal
By not addressing inclusivity, we are losing entire generations of new minds.
What counts as work and what doesn’t?
Economist Olugbenga Ajilore shows the high cost of the American government’s arming of local police with military weapons, which has exacerbated lethal use of force against black communities
The geopolitical showdown between the United States and China is both inevitable, and avoidable.
MIT Sloan Assistant Professor Emil Verner discusses his research into credit markets, and the role of economics in the rise of populism.
If a tree falls outside of the market sector, does it make a sound?
Economists have gone to great lengths to write humans out of economics, pushing self-interest and generally providing two choices—faith in markets or the state.
Economist Emmanuel Saez explains how inequality is destroying society.
Trevon Logan discusses the impact of structural racism in health and economics
Dr. Chen Long, Director of the Luohan Academy, explains why the digital revolution is so different from the industrial revolution
In this series Polanyi reflects on an extraordinary life, and the extraordinary legacy of her family.
Is America facing a retirement crisis?
Inequality, in many ways, may be the biggest question of our times. And yet it is a topic that is still underexplored in conventional economics curricula.
Economics has long been the domain of the ivory tower, where specialized language and opaque theorems make it inaccessible to most people. That’s a problem.