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    Employment in Hungary – quantity over quality?

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    In Hungary the labour market and employment conditions often don’t follow the spirit of inclusive growth. The present Hungarian government made several changes to the country’s Labour Code and also introduced a unique public works scheme. The results of both measures have been heavily debated ever since. Does the goal […]

  • The Economy of the Future Must Work With, Not Against, Nature

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    This issue of FutureChallenges focuses on traditional models of economic growth versus inclusive growth. Traditional models prioritize expanding economic power at all costs, and often ignore people’s wellbeing, while inclusive growth promises models in which the benefits of economic growth are more equitably distributed throughout society. Needless to say, the […]

  • Urban Growth and Poverty: The Texas Experience

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    Today in the United States there are more poor people living in metro areas outside big cities than within them. From New York to California and Texas where I currently live, poverty is on the rise even in metropolitan areas experiencing steady economic growth and urban development. 50 years ago […]

  • Inclusion and Happiness in Bhutan

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    In the span of a single generation, Bhutan has proven that its Gross National Happiness (GNH) approach to development can also lead to tangible GDP results. By managing its natural resources and unlocking its hydropower potential, the country has made impressive progress, enabling all segments of society to participate in, […]