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10 years after the crisis, what do experts say?

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The reality of social progress

The global economy is showing signs of recovery, and some social indicators signal progress. However, policy makers seem tempted to overinterpret these first signs.

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How corporate greed constrains the global economy

Ten years since the onset of the global financial crisis, we still have a world where corporate and financial concentration, unemployment, job precarity and persistently high inequality continue to constrain the engines of inclusive growth.

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A wasted crisis?

A familiar cliché tells us that a crisis is too good to waste, but a decade on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and subsequent multi-billion dollar taxpayer bailouts of banks around the world, it seems that is exactly what happened. The opportunities for reform offered by the 2008 financial crisis have largely been wasted.

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Lessons unlearned or forgotten

As someone with a front row seat during the events leading up to the 2007-8 financial disaster that devastated consumers worldwide, I remain deeply concerned that we have failed to address the fundamental economic fissures exposed by the crisis.

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NAEC Synthesis

May 2014