Laurie Macfarlane is economics editor at openDemocracy, and a research associate at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book 'Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing'.
Published in: Home: OpinionTruss and Sunak’s reheated Thatcherism is the last thing the UK needs
While both Tory candidates look to the Iron Lady for inspiration, Labour is resurrecting the spirit of Tony Blair
Published in: Home: AnalysisThe Conservatives broke the UK economy – and don’t know how to fix it
12 years of Tory rule have devastated the UK economy. But none of the leadership candidates want to change course
Published in: ourEconomy: OpinionThe Bank of England’s cost of living strategy: cut wages, protect profits
Faced with the first serious bout of inflation in decades, the Bank of England is proving to be almost entirely rudderless
Published in: ourEconomy: AnalysisWhy Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement was tone deaf to the UK economic crisis
The chancellor helped out middle-income households, but left the poorest with just a fraction of the support they...
Published in: ourEconomy: OpinionTo tackle the cost of living crisis, we must end the Great British Rip Off
A major culprit of the ‘cost of living’ crisis is hiding in plain sight: an extractive economy that redistributes...
Published in: ourEconomy: AnalysisIf we are to ‘live with’ COVID-19, we must decide what we really value
It is wishful thinking to pretend we can return to pre-pandemic norms. The time has come to decide what kind of...