We know, we know, most people would rather forget everything about 2020. However, before you go into 2021, we want to remind you of some of the important analyses that emerged this year, including insights that had not been adequately appreciated before. These include insights about the links between ecology and capitalism, the fragility of economies that rely heavily on precarious labor, the role of the state in shaping health systems, and how structural racism is embedded in the economy. We were honoured to be able to host important contributions to these debates on the blog this year, along with other posts on economics, politics and development.
Here are the top 10 most read posts of 2020:
- A crisis like no other: social reproduction and the regeneration of capitalist life during the COVID-19 pandemic (by Alessandra Mezzadri)
- The currency hierarchy and the role of the dollar as world money (by Giovanni Villavicencio)
- Is Degrowth an Alternative to Capitalism? (by Güney Işıkara)
- Abolition Will Not Be Randomized (by Anastasia Wilson and Casey Buchholz)
- The return of State planning (by André Roncaglia and João Romero)
- Privatization and the Pandemic (by Jacob Assa)
- Haemorrhaging Zambia: Prequel to the Current Debt Crisis (by Andrew M. Fischer)
- Pandemics and the State of Welfare (by Rahul Menon)
- The Economics of being ‘Interesting’: Many kinds of exclusions (by Farwa Sial)
- Time for a Rethink on the Worth of Work (by Paulo dos Santos)
This is just a tiny, tiny sample of the eighty posts on the blog this year. You can also follow our active blog series on State Capitalism(s) and Pressure in the City, and delve into all COVID-19 related analysis here, and book reviews here. In 2021, Developing Economics will continue to provide much-needed critical perspectives on development and economics. Want to join the conversation? Become a contributor!