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Why we need to stop letting economic crises go to waste

Jacqueline Best

Economic crises present opportunities to build a more equitable, effective society, but too often these opportunities are lost. There’s a popular adage that we should never let a good crisis go to waste. Yet, arguably, that’s what we’ve been doing for decades now. We’ve avoided facing the genuine political challenges that economic crises present us and lost these opportunities to … Continue reading

8 May 2018 by
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Don’t Panic! (At least not about inflation)

Jacqueline Best

Concerns about high inflation – a key narrative underpinning recent financial volatility – are highly suspect As financial markets have been showing their panicky side in the last few weeks, we’ve been hearing various accounts of what’s driving the volatility. One of the key narratives goes something like this: 1) wages are moving up in the United States, and 2) inflation is … Continue reading

22 March 2018 by
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Fat Cats in paradise: Why private wealth is a political issue

Jacqueline Best

The future of liberal democracy is threatened unless growing inequality and the culture of wealthy entitlement it creates are effectively tackled This year’s Fat Cat Thursday arrived on January 4 in the UK, reminding us that it just took three days for the CEOs of Britain’s big companies to earn more than an average worker will gain from an entire … Continue reading

15 January 2018 by
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Post-election prospects in Canada

Jacqueline Best

The Liberals have a chance to rectify their past economic mistakes by rebuilding the middle class After a decade under a Conservative leadership that actively undermined the government’s capacity to conduct research, Canadians last month elected a government that has promised to base its policies on evidence. Yet, if the new Liberal government wants to pay attention to the evidence, … Continue reading

16 November 2015 by
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New Honorary Research Fellow appointed at SPERI

We are delighted that Jacqueline Best is joining SPERI as Honorary Research Fellow from 1 October 2015 to 31 August 2018. Jacqueline is a Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, and Coordinator of the International Political Economy Network (IPEN). Her work focuses on the social, cultural and political underpinnings of the global economic system. … Continue reading

5 October 2015 by
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