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May 10, 2018

South Africa
"Land Reform" Distracts From Poverty Alleviation in South Africa

Much of the political discourse in South Africa surrounding the subject is largely irrelevant to the kind of land reform demanded by much of the public.

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May 1, 2018

South Africa
Winnie's Death Reignites Criticism of Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

In the wake of Winnie’s death, commentators on the left and advocates for black power are now openly challenging the compromise made by Nelson Mandela because of the persistence of gross inequality and poverty largely defined by race.

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January 24, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Identity Politics in South Africa

The African National Congress (ANC), which has governed South Africa since the 1994 transition to “non-racial democracy,” traditionally eschewed identity politics. Though its electoral support was ov…

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January 6, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Affordable Housing Crisis in Johannesburg

In general, the economies of the United States and South Africa are based on the “Washington Consensus” of free markets to encourage economic growth. Both countries are characterized by growing inequ…

johannesburg-housing

July 26, 2016

South Africa
Overcoming the Legacy of White Supremacy in South Africa

Local elections in South Africa will provide a barometer for public concerns over a stubborn problem: how to reduce stark inequalities between whites and blacks, writes CFR’s John Campbell.

May 21, 2013

Americas
Diverging Inequality in Latin America and the United States

Most everyone agrees that inequality matters. Studies by the World Bank, the IMF, and by academics (such as Richard Wilkinson of the University of Nottingham) demonstrate how harmful inequality can b…

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November 14, 2017

Economics
Retirement Challenges for Individuals: A Global Comparison

This is the third and final session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

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January 16, 2013

Americas
Question of the Week: Inequality

Where is global income inequality headed?   Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and links to a full spec…

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April 14, 2014

India
Why Growth Matters

Teaching Notes for Why Growth Matters by CFR Senior Fellow Jagdish N. Bhagwati and coauthor Arvind Panagriya.

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November 30, 2012

Economics
Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

As President Calderón’s sexenio wraps up tomorrow, he will leave office with a mixed legacy. Many have presented interesting analyses of his policies, but this post looks at concrete numbers—developm…

Calderon by the numbers - LAM