michael a. mccarthy

economic democracy, social theory & global finance


Why does global finance worsen social inequality, increase macroeconomic instability and hasten the degradation of the climate? And how might democratic processes be created for investing for the social and environmental good?

I work on solving these intertwined dilemmas through scholarship and political activism. To rebuild our systems investment and debt allocation, we need to create institutions that enhance economic democracy.

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rethinking the coordination problem conference, Berggruen Institute May 20-21