[T]his is a remarkable breach of the neoliberal consensus by the IMF.
Inequality and the uselessness of much modern finance: such topics have
become regular chew toys for economists and politicians, who prefer to
treat them as aberrations from the norm. At last a major institution is
going after not only the symptoms but the cause – and it is naming that
cause as political. No wonder the study’s lead author says that this
research wouldn’t even have been published by the fund five years ago.