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Emerging Market Portfolio Globalization:

  • By Jay Pelosky
July 17, 2014
In 2014 emerging markets have shown remarkable resiliency despite negative news and record foreign investor outflows. Jay Pelosky, founder of J2Z Advisory LLC, suggests the answer lies with financial asset expansion in the emerging economies themselves—or what Pelosky calls “a rising tide of middle-class wealth.”

Brazil's Alternative to Austerity

  • By Multidisciplinary Institute for Development and Strategies (MINDS)
June 14, 2013

From 2004 to 2010, the Brazilian Economy grew at an annual average rate of 4.4%. This result was double the average growth of the 1981-1993 period, although it did not reach the exceptional average of 7.5% registered between 1947 and 1980. Growth slowed in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, despite the 30 year record high growth achieved in 2010. After decades of stop-and-go growth, the recent period has been exceptional for the marked improvements in employment and the reduction of income inequality.

America Can Help Fix the World by Fixing Itself

May 29, 2013

By Jay Pelosky

This op-ed originally appeared in Reuters and is based on the recent World Economic Roundtable Paper, "Building a Bridge to a Tri-Polar World Economy: An American Growth Strategy."

The Next Social Contract: An American Agenda for Reform

  • By
  • Michael Lind,
  • New America Foundation
June 10, 2013

The American social contract is in crisis. Even before the Great Recession exposed its inadequacy, it was clear that the existing American social contract — the system of policies and institutions designed to provide adequate incomes and economic security for all Americans — needed to be reformed to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. What is needed is not mere incremental tinkering, but rather rethinking and reconstruction. Policies that have worked should be expanded, while others that have failed should be replaced.

Global Anti-Poverty Targets Tepid

May 2, 2013
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In his latest installment of global development wonkery for Business Week, our New America Fellow Charles Kenny (whom we share with the Center for Global Development) eloquently argues that the World Bank and IMF’s latest calls to all but rid the world of “extreme poverty” by 2030 are – to put it nicely – not nearly ambitious enough. This line is particularly clutch: “It seems wrong that most of the planet would subsist for a day on what many happily throw away on a [Starbucks Venti Caramel Frappuccino] and . . . that level of expenditure still doesn’t guarantee people a quality of life we should all deserve.” While I’d even argue that income itself as a measure of poverty and inequality falls flat in various and collective efforts to enable prosperity for all around the world – access to savings and asset building opportunities, in addition to income, is likely a much more powerful means of eradicating poverty over the long haul – I salute the audacity and optimism he conveys in this compelling piece and encourage others to check it out.

Public Attitudes Toward the Next Social Contract

  • By Bruce Stokes, Pew Research Center
January 15, 2013

The recent deliberations in Washington about the fiscal cliff have triggered a national debate in the United States about the nature, extent and future sustainability of key elements of the U.S. social safety net: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, support for education, the unemployed and the poor.

From Growth Compression to Reflation: The Road Ahead

November 28, 2012

by Jay Pelosky

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post. View the original piece here.

New York's Next Extremist Shock

  • By
  • Steve Coll,
  • New America Foundation
November 1, 2012 |

New York can be as compelling in a hurricane as it is on a starry Saturday night. Some of the thrill of living in the city arises from its combination of majesty and vulnerability. Coming to terms with apocalyptic scenes is easier here than in other cities because the scenes have already been imagined, scripted and filmed by Hollywood’s dystopian directors. We step outside this week as if onto a familiar movie set.

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