Evatt Journal Vol. 16

Vol. 16, No. 1


When truth becomes a commodity 

‘Post-truth’ carries a catchy, advertising-agency ring, and that may be exactly what's wrong with it, explains Daniel Rodgers. More 


Nuclear weapons in a time of universal deceit 

Telling the truth has become a revolutionary act, says Melissa Parke.  More 

Trump and the future of progressive politics 

This is a clarifying moment, suggests Tim Ayres.  More 

Inequality update

Out of the darkness 

Frank Stilwell shines a light on inequality. More 

China vs. the United States 

A note on some new distributional accounts, by Christopher Sheil. More 

University challenges inequality 

UNSW is aiming at the heart of the upheaval, reports Clare Morgan. More 

Eight rich men own as much as half the world 

An economy for the 99%, by Deborah Hardoon (Oxfam briefing note). More 

Anthony B. Atkinson: 1944-2017 

Scholars mourn the passing of the groundbreaker. More 

Feature: The IMF, inequality & hypocrisy

On 13 February, Evatt Executive members Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell published an article at The Conversation, querying the sincerity of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in reducing inequality. The article was republished in The Huffington Post, The Wire (India) and numerous other places on the internet. Remarkably, the IMF responded with both an official press release and at The Conversation, where the IMF's communications director, Gerry Rice, replied in the comments thread. Follow the story:

The IMF is showing some hypocrisy on inequality 

The article by Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell at The Conversation. More 

The IMF and a new global politics of inequality 

The research by Alex Nunn and Paul White, on which the Sheil & Stilwell article was largely based.  More 

IMF: 'we are walking-the-talk' 

The IMF rejects hypocrisy.  More 

Into the mainstream? 

A brief reply to the IMF by Frank Stilwell at The Conversation.  More