Children carrying yen symbols march for the debt relief movement Jubilee 2000 in Tokyo on July 6, 2000, ahead of the G8 finance ministers’ meeting. Photo: Reuters
Children carrying yen symbols march for the debt relief movement Jubilee 2000 in Tokyo on July 6, 2000, ahead of the G8 finance ministers’ meeting. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Time, perhaps, to forgive debts as poor countries sink deeper amid a pandemic recession

  • The Jewish jubilee year, when traditionally debts are forgiven, nears amid a growing global debate over debt write-offs. As pressure from Christian groups and NGOs grows, will a debt jubilee succeed?

Children carrying yen symbols march for the debt relief movement Jubilee 2000 in Tokyo on July 6, 2000, ahead of the G8 finance ministers’ meeting. Photo: Reuters
Children carrying yen symbols march for the debt relief movement Jubilee 2000 in Tokyo on July 6, 2000, ahead of the G8 finance ministers’ meeting. Photo: Reuters
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