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The benefits of curbing bankers’ bonuses

Even if restraints on bonuses do encourage high-flying bankers to leave Britain, would that be such a bad thing? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jan/10/banking-bonuses-britain-curbing

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In the worst case scenario these cuts might actually increase the deficit

Ha-Joon Chang talks about the global crash and why we should treat financial products like new drugs. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2010/nov/22/economic-policy-ha-joon-chang?INTCMP=SRCH

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The Guardian podcast

‘In the worst case scenario these cuts might actually increase the deficit’ in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2010/nov/22/economic-policy-ha-joon-chang

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It’s time to reject the Washington consensus

In Seoul, the G20 summit has a chance to ditch the dogma which has held back the developing world Read it here

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Time to broaden the debate on spending cuts

Forget calendar targets for slashing the deficit. We need a long-term growth strategy and redefinition of the welfare state Read the article here

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The right political direction

While some say Red Ed is lurching left, the labels left and right have little meaning in today’s world Read it here

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In praise of… Ha-Joon Chang

Where mainstream economic debate is often stiflingly narrow, Chang talks about 19th-century Germany, 21st-century China and many other points beside. Read it here

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Getting Capitalism right

The collapse of Lehman Brothers laid bare the abuse by banks that ‘socialise risk’ – but we shouldn’t abandon the principle. Read it here

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The Business: Barack Obama’s last stimulus

The Guardian’s business podcast : interview on 23 Things by Aditya Chakrabortty Listen/download here

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We lost sight of fairness in the false promise of wealth.

Acceptance of inequality rests on assumptions that ‘free markets’ make us all richer in the end. Growth figures tell it different. Read more

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