Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

26 July 2021
Branko Milanovic finds important lessons for activists in Norway's climate change virtue-signaling. In the eighteenth century, the English-led East India Company gradually managed…
19 July 2021
Rafael Jimenez Aybar argues that civil society and empowered publics play vital roles in creating the political space for new climate commitments. People all over the…
14 July 2021
C.J. Polychroniou interviews Professor Emeritus James K. Boyce about his career exploring agrarian societies, environmental economics and climate change. C.J.…
09 July 2021
We have the technical know-how as well as the available economic resources to make the transition to a clean energy future. Now it must be done. The Declaration of Independence,…
22 June 2021
Scott L. Montgomery argues that the specter of global ageing shouldn’t haunt the present and offers reasons to be optimistic about demographic change. Humanity is facing yet…
16 June 2021
Massive debt levels are a feature of contemporary capitalism that cannot be eradicated without radical change, says political scientist Éric Toussaint. “The indebtedness of the…
11 June 2021
This is part of PERI's economist interview series, hosted by C.J. Polychroniou. C.J. Polychroniou: Why did you choose to become an economist, and focus on health policy?…
03 June 2021
Branko Milanovic explores the serendipitous and economic developments that led to China's success and communist regimes' failures. In an excellent book “How China Escaped Shock…
02 June 2021
Brian Stoddart explores why Australia has decided to follow an “all or nothing” approach to China that now openly discusses the idea of war. When the Secretary of Australia’s…
01 June 2021
The huge COVID-19 vaccine supply gap between rich and poor countries exposes the deadly problem of intellectual property (IP) rights and the dangerous monopoly power of Big Pharma…