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Profit over the planet: A care-based economy would do the opposite. ZHANG KAIYV/UNSPLASH

Embedding the economy – with care

Richard Swift examines the deep roots of the market economy’s failures. Time for a radical rethink.

Latest issue: November-December 2020

A caring economy: What would it take?

Yewande Omotoso ponders how belonging to a city goes beyond the bald fact of living in it.

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak jettisoned the UK's pledge to retain the UK's 0.7 per cent foreign aid commitment this week. Credit: Andrew Parsons

Britain’s aid budget cut is the act of a callous government. But we must re-think aid if we’re to turn the tide, writes Nick Dearden.

Uyghur poet and teacher Abduweli Ayup talks to Jan-Peter Westad about language, cultural survival and the unspeakable.

From dealing with Covid-19, to finding inventive ways to make ends meet, three workers from the Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago and Zimbabwe tell their stories.

Albertina is 15 and the oldest of three sisters. When her mother died she took over responsibility for raising her younger siblings. Now she wants to become a nurse. CHRIS DE BODE/PANOS

It’s essential work yet it is undervalued across the world. Amy Hall makes the case for putting care front and centre.

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