Published in: ourEconomyHow to transform the EU – and build solidarity between its members
A new European Clearing Union would restore a common purpose to the European project and help defeat the rising ride of authoritarianism.
Economic change will not happen until the left understands money
Developing a sound analysis of the causes of the financial crisis, and of solutions to the crisis is essential to attracting widespread public support for a transformation of the economy.
The cracks begin to show: a review of the UK economy in 2015 (part one)
On the first day of 2016 trading the FTSE 500 index nosedived. This surprised perennially optimistic business commentators, but will not surprise those who read the EREP review of the UK economy in 2015. Read part two here.
The cracks begin to show: a review of the UK economy in 2015 (part two)
Thus, the ultra-flexible UK labour market (“with employers in the driving seat”, in the government’s own charming words) – to be enhanced by the repressive new Trade Union Act – has had the effect of causing productivity to fall. Read part one here.
Reactions to Mr Osborne’s autumn statement
Today, UK's Chancellor George Osborne set out the Conservative Government’s fiscal plans for the current Parliament and beyond. First reactions to the Chancellor’s speech from four members of the network Economists for Rational Economic Policies (EREP). Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE
Published in: openEconomyIs capitalism ’mutating’ into an infotech utopia?
“He needs to take into greater account the impact of technology on both increased exploitation of labour and the dominance of the finance sector.” Review of Paul Mason’s ‘PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future’ (Allen Lane, 2015)