Branko Milanovic argues that ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics’ is replicating United States inequalities.
The pandemic has highlighted the deficiencies of economic deregulation and market liberalisation and a new policy-making paradigm is emerging.
So little appears at stake in the Northern Ireland protocol yet it’s at the heart of the Brexit deadlock. But then it’s a proxy for something else.
In demonstrating how some of the world’s most powerful people hide their wealth, the Pandora Papers have exposed the details of a global system.
Despite petrol shortages and empty shelves, Labour is adrift—and Johnson may press the Northern Ireland protocol nuclear button.
In a few months, Scholz reversed the social democrats’ decade-long decline, running on a message of dignity and respect for all workers.
Rallying behind market-based measures to address climate change allows the owners of capital yet another way to avoid a reckoning.
As the platforms lose case after case over the designation of ‘contractors’ as workers, they are lobbying at European level to win back control.
Sheri Berman argues that post-communist left embrace of economic as well as political liberalism allowed populists to target the latter.
The news that the Amazon rainforest is no longer a carbon sink puts a further big question-mark against the EU-Mercosur trade deal.
Peter Bofinger argues that the ECB strategy review represents a missed opportunity.
The ECB’s strategy review, Adam Tooze writes, says more by its silences than its statements.
A by-election in northern England highlights the corrosive atrophying of the UK body politic, Paul Mason writes.
Sheri Berman warns that while the threats may seem incremental they pose a real danger—which Europeans should note.
Welfare states are having to run harder to stand still. They need to act in mutual support to win the race against inequality and poverty.
Ending the pandemic requires not only an intellectual-property rights waiver but scaling up knowledge transfer and public production of vaccine supplies.
The Conference on the Future of Europe needs to address how EU governance can be refitted to end the crisis of legitimacy.
The US has joined the EU in committing to net-zero emissions by 2050—and the latter to 55 per cent net lower emissions by 2030. Scientists fear the ‘net’ could, once more, displace urgency.
Jayati Ghosh explains why more than a third of a million Covid-19 cases are being reported in India daily—and what that says about our world.
A European wealth tax could be a ‘win-win’ strategy for reducing extreme wealth inequality and funding the recovery from the pandemic.
Legal victories for workers against platform corporations remain partial and limited in the absence of legislative and institutional change.