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The African Century

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Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. With support from the Mastercard Foundation, The African Century provides a unique platform for debate about the vital issues shaping African societies.

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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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