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Jason Hickel

Jason Hickel

Dr Jason Hickel is an academic at the University of London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His most recent book is "The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions," published by Penguin in May 2017. 

Business & Economy

Is it time for a post-growth economy?

The growth-driven economic model we have adopted is killing our planet.

Is it time for a post-growth economy?

Climate SOS

The Paris Agreement is deeply flawed - it's time for a new deal

The Paris accord is built on speculative 'tech fantasies'. It can not save us from climate catastrophe.

The Paris Agreement is deeply flawed - it's time for a new deal

Climate SOS

To stop climate change, we need to open borders

By tearing down the walls that separate the causes and consequences of climate change we can force constructive action.

To stop climate change, we need to open borders

Politics

The death of international development

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

The death of international development

Poverty & Development

Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie

The UN claims that its Millennium Development Campaign has reduced poverty globally, but some measures show it is worse.

Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie

Business & Economy

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

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

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

Africa

South Africa at 20: Storms behind the rainbow

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

South Africa at 20: Storms behind the rainbow

Business & Economy

Flipping the corruption myth

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

Flipping the corruption myth

Opinion

'Free Trade' and the death of democracy

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

'Free Trade' and the death of democracy

Opinion

The madness of capital

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

The madness of capital

Business & Economy

It's time for a global minimum wage

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

It's time for a global minimum wage

Business & Economy

The truth about extreme global inequality

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

The truth about extreme global inequality