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A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion

Facts and figures. These countries will feel the heat of “Made in China” by 2025. (Financial Times)

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Countries with high levels of inequality tend to have higher levels of political instability, fluctuating between democratic and autocratic regimes. (Insead)

What can employers do to increase social mobility? (Financial Times)

Entering his second year in power, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about his administration’s response to globalization’s shortcomings in benefiting ordinary people. (The Guardian)

Is addressing CEO pay via taxation a good way to tackle income inequality? (Knowledge@Wharton)

Here’s a nice widget with all you need to know about the history of innovation, current trailblazers, the innovation paradox and more. (The Wall Street Journal)

Productivity is the key driver of national prosperity. Here are the priorities for the UK to strengthen prosperity. (McKinsey & Company)

What are the five inconvenient falsehoods of global capitalism? (World Economic Forum)

What’s the number one priority for inclusive growth in Latin America and how can it be addressed? (Project Syndicate)

A government wanting to reduce its deficit can cut spending or increase income (via taxation). What should it generally do, and how important is timing in the business cycle? (Vox EU)

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