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In the Company of Women

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Amid stalled progress toward gender equality, the World Economic Forum predicts that it will take 202 years to close the global pay gap between men and women. Five leading thinkers discuss the institutional and cultural obstacles women face in the workplace, and what gender inequality is costing in terms of economic growth and wellbeing.

 

This film was created in collaboration with the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University during the Center's Women in an Inclusive Economy conference.

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    A COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan

    Larry Hatheway

    The rapid escalation of the COVID-19 crisis may be setting the stage for a global recession. Economic policymakers have no time to waste in preparing a response – preferably one that makes full use of low and falling bond yields, below-target inflation, and the lessons of the last recession.

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    The West’s Final Countdown?

    Joschka Fischer

    With the US presidential election approaching, no one can say they didn't foresee the possibility of Donald Trump winning a second term – an event that would pose an existential threat to the very idea of "the West." So why are European leaders spending their time squabbling over agriculture subsidies?

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