John Weeks is Professor Emeritus, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, and author of Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy, (Anthem Press), published earlier this year.
Published in: ourEconomy: OpinionBoris Johnson has weakened the Treasury. Progressives should be grateful
The Treasury has always acted as a restraining influence on elected governments. The Prime Minister’s power grab is...
Published in: ourEconomy: OpinionWe need to talk about the Institute for Fiscal Studies
The IFS prides itself on being independent and objective. But its analysis often resembles ideology masquerading as science.
Published in: openDemocracyUKBrexit disaster narrative: whose interest does it serve?
Underestimating one’s opponent and denying the possibility of the worst is not a sound political strategy.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Free markets and the decline of democracy
What is the source of the 21st century tendency to authoritarianism? The central purpose of neoliberal re-regulation...
Published in: HomeTowards a definition of populism
When the right-wing Wall Street Journal, the stolidly respectable Financial Times and centre-left Guardian all refer...
Published in: Can Europe Make It?The irony of Brexit as the EU lurches right
As major European governments embrace new forms of xenophobic neoliberalism, Britons want the xenophobic neoliberal...