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Christine Berry is a freelance researcher and writer and was previously Director of Policy and Government for the New Economics Foundation. She has also worked at ShareAction and in the House of Commons.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Yes, neoliberalism is a thing. Don't let economists tell you otherwise

“The really fascinating battles in intellectual history tend to occur when some group or movement goes on the offensive and asserts that Something Big really doesn’t actually exist.” So says...

Democratising pensions: where next after the USS strikes?

The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) strikes are over – for now – after staff voted to accept a new offer from Universities UK. UUK has professed its commitment to maintaining a defined be...

USS is the tip of the iceberg. Our pensions system is a hot mess

This week, university staff have been on strike against devastating changes to their pensions, braving the freezing weather to stand on picket lines waving placards with brilliantly dweeby slogans (pe...

After Grenfell: ending the murderous war on our protections

In the wake of the horrifying Grenfell Tower disaster, people are starting to ask questions about why reports on housing safety were sat on and ignored. And the finger is being pointed towards the gov...

The next VW scandal

Buried in the minutes of an obscure new quango is evidence of vast corporate capture of the UK government.

What to do about Fortress Treasury and its grip on British politics?

The Treasury is a regressive force holding the strings at the centre of British politics. Shoudl be break up its power, or try to claim it?

Well-being is more than a side-show to neoliberal economics

Well-being is not just a luxury for good economic times. Reducing poverty and promoting equality are more important goals than simply increasing the size of the economy. To this end, new data shows that stability is better than growth.

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