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Jason Hickel

Politics

The death of international development

The development industry needs an overhaul of strategy, not a change of language.

Poverty & Development

Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie

The UN claims that its Millennium Development Campaign has reduced poverty globally, an assertion th

Business & Economy

The new shock doctrine: 'Doing Business' with the World Bank

A yearly World Bank report encourages countries to undertake extreme deregulation.

Africa

South Africa at 20: Storms behind the rainbow

South Africa is facing growing socio-economic gaps, despite 20 years of democracy.

Business & Economy

Flipping the corruption myth

Corruption is by far not the main factor behind persisting poverty in the Global South.

Opinion

'Free Trade' and the death of democracy

A new free trade deal might expose governments to the will of corporations.

Opinion

The madness of capital

World leaders remain wedded to economic metrics that say little about the well-being of humans and the environment.

Business & Economy

It's time for a global minimum wage

Capitalism has been globalised, but the rules that protect people from capitalism have not.

Business & Economy

The truth about extreme global inequality

Global inequality is growing in part because of the neoliberal economic policies imposed on developing countries.

Malawi

Neoliberal plague: AIDS and global capitalism

Battling AIDS means challenging the power of rich nations over the world's resources, argues Hickel.

Business & Economy

The World Bank and the development delusion

The World Bank can be an effective tool in the fight against poverty with fundamental changes in its power structure.

Politics

Neoliberal Egypt: The hijacked revolution

The country's new leaders seem to be planning the same old economic policies which led to increased poverty.