The future could realise the dream of Marx and Keynes for a society beyond work—or a populist nightmare of worklessness.
Rise of telework should dispel the notion that only work in the public sphere is, really, ‘work’.
Amid the impasse over its national recovery plan, a study has shown the very low effectiveness of EU funding in Hungary.
The Conference on the Future of Europe needs to hold out a prospect of a single market that works for its mobile workers.
Informal migrant workers are denied basic social protection and the chance to integrate.
Instead of higher interest rates, Peter Bofinger urges lower VAT on energy and temporary suspension of the CO2 trading system.
Insertion into global value chains in services is no hand-up panacea for the least-developed countries.
Performance pay might be thought to reward merit—but it mainly rewards men.
Investing in good jobs and employees is crucial to negotiating the green and digital transitions.
This time, Branko Milanovic writes, it is labour—not capital—which will be globalised.
The hike to €12 is also a strong signal on the planned European minimum-wages directive.
It is widely believed that migrants have displaced indigenous workers—but it’s false.
The Metaverse has been talked about only in terms of gee-whiz technologies.
As inflation has re-emerged, so have calls for general monetary tightening.
The pandemic has focused attention on health and safety. But workers were already dying just trying to make a living.
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.