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from The Great Debate:

Pope-onomics: Francis’ keys to a better economy – and world

By Nathan Schneider
September 23, 2015

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican

Pope Francis arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

from The Great Debate:

Whips, chains and capitalism: What ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is really about

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
February 24, 2015


Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in 'Fifty Shades of Grey. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

The benefits of a Scottish Yes vote

September 18, 2014

'Yes' campaigners holding Scottish Saltire flags gather for a rally in George Square, GlasgowThe list of catastrophes that would befall Britain in the event of Scottish independence continues to grow. If you believe the latest reports then money is being withdrawn from cash points around Scotland at a rapid clip – the next thing will be a plague of locusts.

from Lawrence Summers:

On inequality

By Lawrence Summers
February 17, 2014

Inequality has emerged as a major economic issue in the United States and beyond.

Superstar economics: It’s all showbiz now

June 7, 2011

By Laurence Copeland. The opinions expressed are his own.

It seems barely a week goes by without another shock report about the ever-widening gap between those at the top of the earnings distribution and the rest of us. The facts are by now well-established. Throughout the Western world, but most noticeably in Britain and America, the earnings of the top one or two percent are accelerating into the stratosphere, leaving the middle class a long way behind, and the working class completely out of sight. How can one explain this global phenomenon?