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Basic income isn’t just a nice idea. It's a birthright

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Jason Hickel PhD [themify_quote]A basic income could defeat the scarcity mindset, instil a sense of solidarity and even ease the anxieties that gave us Brexit and Trump[/themify_quote] Every student learns about Magna Carta, the ancient scroll that enshrined the rights of barons against the arbitrary authority of England’s monarchs. But most have never heard of […]

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Basic income isn’t just a nice idea. It's a birthright

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Jason Hickel PhD [themify_quote]A basic income could defeat the scarcity mindset, instil a sense of solidarity and even ease the anxieties that gave us Brexit and Trump[/themify_quote] Every student learns about Magna Carta, the ancient scroll that enshrined the rights of barons against the arbitrary authority of England’s monarchs. But most have never heard of […]

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Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

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Jason Hickel PhD [themify_quote]New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?[/themify_quote] We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth […]

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Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

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Jason Hickel PhD [themify_quote]New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?[/themify_quote] We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth […]

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To deal with climate change we need a new financial system

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Jason Hickel PhD [themify_quote]Abolishing debt-based currency isn’t a new idea, but it could hold the secret to ending our economies’ environmentally damaging addiction to growth[/themify_quote] When it comes to global warming, we know that the real problem is not just fossil fuels – it is the logic of endless growth that is built into our […]

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Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can

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Jason Hickel PhD [themify_quote]It’s time to pour our creative energies into imagining a new global economy. Infinite growth is a dangerous illusion[/themify_quote] Earlier this year media outlets around the world announced that February had broken global temperature records by a shocking amount. March broke all the records too. In June, our screens were covered with […]

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Global inequality may be much worse than we think

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Jason Hickel PhD [themify_quote]How do we measure inequality? From some angles, things appear to be improving, but from others the situation is getting worse and worse[/themify_quote] It’s familiar news by now. Oxfam’s figures have gone viral: the richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world’s population combined. Global inequality is worse […]

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Does the west really care about development?

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Jason Hickel PhD [themify_quote]We need to stop pretending that the United States, France and Britain are benevolent champions of the poor[/themify_quote] When it comes to international affairs, western politicians love to celebrate their devotion to development. In her flagship speech on development as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton offered stories about US aid transforming the […]

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Forget 'developing' poor countries, it's time to 'de-develop' rich countries

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[themify_box] Jason Hickel PhD anthropologist at the London School of Economics and author of The Divide: A New History of Global Inequality. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Virginia in 2011. [/themify_box] [themify_quote]As the UN’s new sustainable development goals are launched in New York, there’s little to celebrate about the business-as-usual approach[/themify_quote] This week, […]

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