Rich-country governments are not adequately addressing the causes of food-price inflation—the world’s poor continue to suffer as a result.
Platform power is often traced to markets, implying anti-trust action. The source, and the solution, lie elsewhere.
The agreement follows a critical Supreme Court judgment and the ‘riders’ law’ deriving from social dialogue.
‘Intellectual property rights’ as the foundation of ‘free’ markets is a notion difficult, intellectually, to sustain.
Individual learning accounts can make the right to training tangible for all but EU member states will need to raise their commitment.
While still subject to political negotiations, the labour-market reform agreed by Spain’s social partners should bring more security.
The pandemic-induced crisis has seen fiscal policy relaxed. Ill-evidenced orthodoxy must not be allowed to reinstate austerity.
New working arrangements could hold out more self-determination for workers. Too often they have meant more stress.
Giving the public impression that inflation is ‘too low’, Peter Bofinger writes, is not a good look for the bank.
Online shopping is simple and convenient for customers. But the logistics workforce may pay the price.
If ‘strategic autonomy’ is to define the EU’s relation to the world, linked trade deals must not mean dependence for workers.
Boosting earnings and the dignity of work requires strengthening bargaining power and supplying good jobs to those who most need them.
The EU’s plan for recovery offered an opportunity for meaningful involvement of social actors. The outcome? Patchy.
The draft directive published today is already breaking the united front of the platform companies.
Financing post-pandemic recovery via EU borrowing has proved remarkably straightforward. So why keep it temporary?
The proposal for an EU directive on platform work about to emerge is welcome, yet insufficient—and no substitute for national action.
Irregular pay is one of the criticisms levelled at platform companies. But some of the time there is no pay at all.
Preventing 1984-style monitoring of workers requires a rebalancing of workplace power, based on legal regulation and human dignity.
Responses to the pandemic have upended the idea that ‘there is no alternative’ to macroeconomic policies engendering widening inequality.
Many regard caring for the Earth and others as a means to an end. Everything changes if we view care as an essential set of relationships.
The growing challenges facing Europe, beyond recovery from the pandemic, require a budget to match.