R60bn Constitutional Court case against banks

R60bn Constitutional Court case against banks Applicants want criminal investigation into bank executives By Ciaran Ryan 16 August 2017 Photo of bank ATM South Africa’s big banks are being taken to the Constitutional Court over home repossessions. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks More than 225 applicants, mostly from Gauteng townships, have launched a suit in the Constitutional … Continue reading R60bn Constitutional Court case against banks

Report: Reversing Inequality

What will it take to reverse inequality? The Next Systems Project and the Institute for Policy Studies launched a new report outlining a full menu of “interventions” to reduce income and wealth inequality and address some of the systemic drivers of inequality.  Read the report here. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-reversing-inequality/. Whilst the report is focused on the United … Continue reading Report: Reversing Inequality

Pikkety Popular, But Excluded Economist? Maybe, superstar firms?

Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century is bestseller. But, according to Marshall Steinbaum the economics profession are ignoring Piketty.  Steinbaum writes:   But despite Piketty’s resonance with public experience and apparent applicability to the economic environment of global finance, his book was mostly greeted with hostility by the academic economics profession. There was a sense among … Continue reading Pikkety Popular, But Excluded Economist? Maybe, superstar firms?