Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Property Is Only Another Name for Monopoly

The existing system of private property interferes with allocative efficiency by giving owners the power to hold out for excessive prices. We propose a remedy in the form of a … Continue reading

Sunday, 11 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Gasoline, Guns, and Giveaways: Is There New Capacity for Redistribution to End Three Quarters of Global Poverty?

This paper argues that approximately three-quarters of global poverty, at least at the lower poverty lines, could now be eliminated—in principle—via redistribution of nationally available resources in terms of cash … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Taxation, livelihoods, governance: evidence from Nepal

Tax has become an important part of the global agenda around poverty reduction: well-functioning domestic tax systems are now championed as a means towards sustained economic growth and national self-sufficiency. … Continue reading

Friday, 13 May 2016 · Leave a comment