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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Ten years after the crash, is civil society ready to take on big finance?

Ten years ago civil society stood by as the financial sector plunged the economy into the greatest crisis since the Great Depression. Now, ten years on, what remains to be done to strengthen civil society's voice on finance, and avoid another crisis?

Shooting for the moon: Why we need a new mission for a zero carbon future

We need to start thinking big to drive innovation towards a greener, more inclusive economy.  

Theresa May has prioritised the rights of absentee landlords over the Grenfell victims

Objections to the requisitioning of empty properties have nothing to do with fears of state coercion. Instead, it's about protecting the interests of the rich at all costs.

Five reasons why the SNP lost seats in the general election

Nicola Sturgeon's party went from 56 MPs to 34 MPs. What happened?

We have a real choice between different economic futures

This election comes during a remarkable period in British economic history. Over the past ten years real wages have suffered a larger decline than in any other advanced country apart from Greece. Mark...

There is a magic money tree - don't let politicians tell you otherwise

For a country like the UK which has its own central bank and borrows in its own currency, financing government spending is never a problem.

 

Podcast: to rebalance Britain's economy, we must rethink land and housing economics

Housing sucks up more of our income and more of our savings than anything else. It represents around 60% of Britain's assets. From soaring homelessness to widening wealth inequality, the relationship ...

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