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By Jayati Ghosh - Nov 17,2022
 NEW DELHI  —  The Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana famously warned that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. But sometimes even those who can recall the past have a selective memory and draw the wrong conclusions.
By Jayati Ghosh - Oct 30,2022
NEW DELHI  —  Nearly 80 per cent of the estimated 70 million people around the world who fell into extreme poverty at the onset of COVID-19 in 2020 were from India, a recent World Bank report has revealed.
By Jayati Ghosh - Aug 21,2022
MEXICO CITY  —  Despite the well-known problems with using gross domestic product as an indicator of human development, policymakers around the world still seem to be obsessed with it.
By Jayati Ghosh - Aug 11,2022
NEW DELHI  —  Primary commodity prices have been on a roller-coaster ride for the past year, and especially for the past six months.
By Jayati Ghosh - Jul 13,2022
NEW DELHI — In 1972, the United Nations held its first-ever environmental summit in Stockholm. In the run-up to the event, a group of scientists wrote The Limits to Growth, a report for the Club of Rome that became an unlikely bestseller.
By Jayati Ghosh - May 13,2022
NEW DELHI  —  Kim Stanley Robinson’s prescient science-fiction novel The Ministry for the Future begins with a stark description of a major heat wave in a northern Indian city that kills millions of people. The novel is set some decades in the future.
By Jayati Ghosh - Feb 16,2022
NEW DELHI  —  The main factor limiting the global recovery is not the much-discussed increase in inflation in advanced economies, which is likely to be transient, but rather the massive inequalities between most rich countries and the rest of the world, with the excepti
By Jayati Ghosh - Jan 16,2022
NEW DELHI  —  The question of how best to control inflation is back on the economic policy agenda and opinion is divided about how to address it.
By Jayati Ghosh - Dec 13,2021
NEW DELHI — The World Inequality Report 2022, produced by the Paris-based World Inequality Lab, is a remarkable document for many reasons — starting with its demonstration of the immense power of patient collective research.The report provides the latest estimates, based on caref
By Jayati Ghosh - Nov 16,2021
NEW DELHI — Many people around the world already consider the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow a disappointment. That is a massive understatement.

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