New Book: Extracting Profit – Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa

by Lee Wengraf. From Haymarket Books: A piercing historical explanation of poverty and inequality in African societies today and the social impact of resource-driven growth, Extracting Profit explains why Africa, in the first decade and a half of the twenty-first century, has undergone an economic boom. Rising global prices in oil and minerals have produced a scramble … More New Book: Extracting Profit – Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa

2018 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research: Space and Poverty

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg (CEPR) organizes an annual conference since 2013. These conferences are interdisciplinary and open to all interested researchers, practitioners and policy makers. They aim to bring together current research on poverty, inequality and social exclusion and to discuss policies and other measures of poverty alleviation. All … More 2018 Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research: Space and Poverty

Just How Democratic Is Mexico?

As neoliberalism caused greater inequality and more poverty in Mexico ever since the 1990’s, the country’s leaders stifled press freedom and democratic rights in order to maintain power. Now Mexico has one of the world’s highest murder rates of journalists explains Mark Weisbrot.

Fadhel Kaboub on An Affordable Job Guarantee Program

Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 7pm (see livestream link below), 1717 Brittain Road, Akron, Ohio 44310 Fadhel Kaboub, Associate Professor of economics at Denison University, and President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity The talk will present the basics of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and demonstrate that the US can implement true full employment … More Fadhel Kaboub on An Affordable Job Guarantee Program

New Book: Understanding Global Poverty – Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

By Serena Cosgrove, Benjamin Curtis. From Routledge: Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, … More New Book: Understanding Global Poverty – Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

Caveat emptor: the Graduation Approach, electronic payments and the potential pitfalls of financial inclusion

Originally posted on Developing Economics:
By Paulo L dos Santos and Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven The Graduation Approach to poverty reduction is inextricably bound up with programmes promoting financial inclusion. Proponents for the approach see it guiding a series of interventions that encourage poor households to ‘graduate’ into ‘mainstream development programmes’ which are centred on the…