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Amin Saikal

Amin Saikal

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Amin Saikal, Adjunct Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia, is the author of Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival and the co-author (with James Piscatori) of Islam Beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics.

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    Are Central Banks to Blame for Rising Inequality?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    The view that central-bank interest-rate policy can and should be the main driving force behind greater income equality is stupefyingly naive, no matter how often it is stated. Central banks can do more to address the inequality problem, but they cannot do everything.

    argues that monetary policy did not cause, and largely cannot mitigate, increasing income and wealth disparities.
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