Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Messages from “Fiscal Space” — Jayati Ghosh

While many advanced economies increase government spending to unprecedented levels to mitigate the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, most developing countries have struggled to marshal even relatively small rescue packages. These differences reflect a systemic flaw in the global economy....
The Post-Colonial Era is really the neocolonial era.

Project Syndicate
Messages from “Fiscal Space”
Jayati Ghosh | Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi

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