Jayati Ghosh is a development economist and Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. Her recent books include the co-edited Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development, Never Done and Poorly Paid: Women’s Work in Globalising India, and The Market that Failed: A Decade of Neoliberal Economic Reforms in India.
By Jayati Ghosh, Red Pepper
We may be living through one of those moments in history that future historians will look back on as a watershed, a period of flux that marked a transition to quite different economic and social arrangements. Unfortunately, in human history a ‘moment’ can be a very long time...
By Allen White, Jayati Ghosh, The Great Transition
But it is also evident that youth everywhere, forced to deal with a much more insecure and uncertain future, are also more open to creative approaches to change that recognize and seek to address various inequalities and injustices. I find evidence of such creative thinking among my own students, for example, along with a willingness to think beyond the immediate future to the medium term for change. That thinking and willingness gives me hope for the emergence of a Great Transition.