Call for participants to join WE-Africa

  WE-Africa is an alliance of likeminded scholars and practitioners who share a common concern about the current socio-economic conditions in which we live and are willing to work together to promote a transition to a wellbeing-based economy for Africa. It is an action-research network, which aims to consolidate evidence for change while Continue Reading

“The Lily Mine sinkhole is a metaphor for entire country” Business Day 26.02.2016

“PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address did not leave room for much optimism. The president recognised the structural problems affecting the South African economy, as well as the global instabilities that are compounding the domestic malaise. Our country could do much more — for instance, within the Group Continue Reading

Growth without wellbeing brings no lasting progress, Business Day 06.10.2015

Growth without wellbeing brings no lasting progress

by Lorenzo Fioramonti THE world economic outlook is pretty grim. Not only have we not come out of the 2008 crisis, but the deceleration of the Chinese “powerhouse” is now threatening to sink the global economy into a prolonged double-dip recession that may last for decades. The Chinese debacle, just Continue Reading

Why inequality will not be fixed with Pikettian posturing and distorted data, The Conversation, 1.10.2015

In the hot ideological wars South Africans wage, perhaps none is as violent to the truth as the rejigging of the Gini coefficient measuring income inequality. This number is zero if everyone shares income perfectly equally and one if only a sole person gets it all. Before state redistribution kicks Continue Reading