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Piketty's Charge

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The English-language publication of Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" has sparked widespread debate over the causes and consequences of rising inequality. Is Piketty's analysis mere fodder for professional economists, or will it move policymakers to act?

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Will Corporate Greed Prolong the Pandemic?

Joseph E. Stiglitz & Lori Wallach

The US will no longer stand in the way of an international waiver that would allow the production of generic COVID-19 vaccines, but the fight isn't over. And the longer the pharmaceutical industry resists sharing knowledge and technology, the greater the risk posed by the emergence of new vaccine-resistant variants.

dismantle Big Pharma's arguments against waiving intellectual property rights to boost global vaccine production.
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  1. op_stiglitz4_SAUL LOEBAFP via Getty Images_covidvaccine Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
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    Will Corporate Greed Prolong the Pandemic?

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Lori Wallach

    The US will no longer stand in the way of an international waiver that would allow the production of generic COVID-19 vaccines, but the fight isn't over. And the longer the pharmaceutical industry resists sharing knowledge and technology, the greater the risk posed by the emergence of new vaccine-resistant variants.

    dismantle Big Pharma's arguments against waiving intellectual property rights to boost global vaccine production.
    24

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