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EU energy tax policy contradicts climate targets, say auditors – EURACTIV.com

Energy taxation, carbon pricing policies and fossil fuel subsidies need to be more closely aligned if the European Union is to meet its 2030 climate targets, say EU auditors in a new report released Monday January 31. According to the European Court of Auditors (ECA) report, under the current EU Energy Tax Directive, polluting energy […]

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Economic inequality in Germany: a long-term view

Recent years have seen a flourishing of studies on pre-industrial inequality and the factors leading to increases or decreases in inequality. The Great Recession made inequality a hot topic in political debates (Wade 2014, Piketty 2015). The current Covid-19 crisis, which seems likely to exacerbate inequalities within countries across the West and probably across countries […]

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Wicker and Hyde-Smith demand the cancellation of the National Liver Redistribution Policy

Below is a press release from Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker: U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., joined 14 colleagues in lobbying Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to quit undoes the Biden administration’s flawed national liver distribution policy. Wicker and Hyde-Smith signed a letter that highlights the disproportionate […]

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Analysts hope new national security policy will put economic development at heart

Analysts hope new national security policy will put economic development at heart Najam us Saqib (former ambassador): The challenges and opportunities for Pakistan to enhance regional trade through improved ties with neighboring countries are an integral part of the overall national security policy. Pakistan’s borders east or west have been porous for many decades and […]

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South African agriculture: The new policy is promising, but there are also repairs to be made

Beyond the vagaries of the weather and the impact on crops, the coming year offers a series of promising developments, as well as increasing difficulties if the problems are not resolved. On the upside, the impending launch of an agriculture and agribusiness master plan, as well as a possible launch of the Agrarian Reform Agency. […]

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the new policy is promising, but there are also repairs to be made

For most agricultural sub-sectors, South Africa comes out one of the best years. The 2020/21 season has seen bumper harvests for grains, oilseeds and some fruits. These boosted export earnings and improved farm incomes, particularly for cereals where the bumper harvest coincided with rising crop prices. When he started the current season, 2021/22, promised to […]

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Metsola hopes to reach agreement on ‘effective and compassionate’ migration policy

Tista’ taqra bil- Malta. According to Roberta Metsola, newly elected to the European Parliament, obtaining the support of a majority of MEPs for an “effective and compassionate policy which respects the lives of all those who embark on a difficult journey for a better life” could well be the easiest part. But while she pledged […]

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Weighing in on President Biden’s first year: the economy and monetary policy

As part of a series examining the first year of Biden’s presidency, Harvard Law Today asked Christine A. DesanLeo Gottlieb law professor and scholar of monetary policy and economics, to share his thoughts on the administration’s successes, failures and future agenda. Harvard Law Today: What has the administration done well so far? Christine Desan: The […]

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free green services – Milena Büchs

How to avoid that ecological policies have harmful social effects? Make related services (partially) free. As energy prices rise, all the more important as in the green transition the energy poor are protected (Viktor_IS/shutterstock.com) We urgently need new approaches to combine ecological and social objectives. Time is running out to tackle climate change: drastic action […]

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Japan faces severe diplomatic ordeal this year, PM Kishida says in policy speech

TOKYO – This year will be a year that will test Japan’s diplomatic courage, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in a political speech on Monday (January 17th), in a nod to the delicate balancing act he faces between the United States and China. Kishida’s speech at the start of the Diet’s regular session comes ahead […]

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Prime Minister Imran launches public version of first-ever National Security Policy

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday unveiled a public version of the country’s first-ever National Security Policy (NSP), saying the country desperately needs a multi-pronged strategy for the future to ensure the protection of its citizens and to protect economic interests. . The NSP was approved by the federal cabinet on December 28, a day […]

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BC NDP castigated for forestry policy

“BC is becoming uninvestable,” warns Paul Quinn, BC paper and forest products analyst for RBC Capital Markets The next few years are good and bad for BC’s forestry sector, predicted market experts who spoke today at a Truck Loggers Association conference. The good news is that the outlook for lumber demand and prices in 2022 […]

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Public version of security policy to be unveiled on Friday – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The public version of the recently approved National Security Policy (NSP) will be launched on Friday. An official, at a press conference on Tuesday, expressed hope that the release of the public version of the NSP would spark a debate on the policy which has been codified for the first time in the country’s […]

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How the Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy Implementation Framework Has Evolved

Gara Afonso, Lorie Logan, Antoine Martin, William Riordan and Patricia Zobel In a series of four articles, we review the key elements of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy implementation framework. The framework has changed significantly over the past two decades. Prior to the global financial crisis, the Fed used a system of scarce reserves and […]

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Historical politics considered a national security factor of Belarus

MINSK, Jan. 6 (BelTA) — Historical politics is a national security factor of Belarus, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said during a government session to discuss Belarusian historical politics on January 6, BelTA learned. “It must be recognized that national history has become an information battlefield. It did not happen overnight. For us, historical politics today […]

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Policy Settings for 2022 A Tricky Choice -Indranil Pan

India’s growth recorded exceptional growth of 20.1% for Q1FY22 and 8.4% for Q2FY22. Most forecasters predicted real growth of 9.5% or thereabouts for the year, following a contraction of 7.3% the previous year. 2021 has therefore been a period of reconstruction for the economy. India is like a child, seriously injured in an accident and […]

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Democrats’ fiscal policy mocks their progressive promises

JHE TAX President Joe Biden’s plans were once full of great promise. He and congressional Democrats would reverse Donald Trump’s tax cuts, make the rich pay more, and fully fund all sorts of desperately needed climate and social policy programs with the profits. The middle class would grow and the richest 1% would come out. […]

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The Guardian’s take on US foreign policy: The case for democratic dominance | Editorial

JBiden’s foreign policy doctrine sees the future relationship between democracies and authoritarian regimes as a competition, accompanied by a battle of narratives. Undemocratic regimes have become brazen in their repression and many democratic governments have regressed by adopting their tactics of restricting free speech and undermining the rule of law. The United States, under Donald […]

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The Role of Fiscal Policy – IMF Blog

By Nikolay Georgiev and Ryota Nakatani Careful calibration of spending and tax policies can reduce the inequalities caused by automation. For many observers, automation has been responsible for both strong economic growth and rising inequality in many countries in recent decades. Automation increases productivity, but it can exacerbate inequalities. In effect, it replaces low-skilled workers […]

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Wealth and history: questioning

A significant literature has studied the historical development of wealth accumulation and distribution in Western countries (e.g. Atkinson and Harrison 1978, Goldsmith 1985, Lindert 2000, Soltow and Van Zanden 2001, Roine and Waldenström 2015, Scheidel 2018 ). Particularly notable contributions are Piketty (2014) and Piketty and Zucman (2014), who document and interpret trends in aggregate […]

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The Metamorphosis of Growth Policy by Dani Rodrik

Industrialization has always been essential to reduce poverty. But the current global and technological context means that economic growth in developing countries is now only possible by increasing productivity in the small, informal businesses that employ most of the poor and lower middle classes. CAMBRIDGE – Development policy has long been divided between two types […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Kishida promises economic growth and redistribution in his first political speech

Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged on Friday to establish a “new capitalism” to put the world’s third-largest economy on a path to growth and redistribute the fruits of that success to build a stronger middle class in its first. political discourse since taking office. . Addressing the lower house of parliament, he also […]

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A Socialist Primer on Monetary Policy and Inflation

VG This separates Friedman from the more intense libertarians. If you probe a libertarian thinker far enough, you will find things that he thinks the state should do. But this, in particular, was a fault line between Friedman and other libertarians; he really saw a role for the Federal Reserve as a planner. It doesn’t […]