Tag: financial crisis

‘Working for the Few’: top new report on the links between politics and inequality

As the world’s self-appointed steering committee gathers in Davos, 2014 is already shaping up as a big year for inequality. The World Economic Forum’s ‘Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014’ ranks widening income disparities as the second greatest worldwide risk in the coming 12 to 18 months (Middle East and North Africa came top, since […]

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From pinstripes to poverty: a refugee banker's first 100 days at Oxfam

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From pinstripes to poverty: a refugee banker’s first 100 days at Oxfam

Oxfam is always keen to employ unusual suspects, none more so than Will Martindale, a banker turned “do gooder” (right, and no, that isn’t his Oxfam desk). Here he reflects on his first 100 days working among the (supposed) angels. Banking. Most hate it. Few understand it. And I miss it. I miss the pace, the […]

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"Be Outraged!" Some big names in development take on the Austerians

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How can you regulate the beat of a butterfly’s wing?

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How can advocacy NGOs respond to the global meltdown? FP2P Flashback

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The Globalization Paradox, a great new book from Dani Rodrik

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The global bank bailout is enough to end (that’s ‘end’, not just halve) world poverty for 50 years

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Links I liked: Rodrik reflates; Brown goes Green; Ireland backslides on aid; plus Life of Brian

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Is The Economist going socialist?

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