By John Weeks
Our society faces many problems that require action by our government. As much as we might wish to address climate change and reduce inequality, are the public finances able to fund achievement of these laudable goals? As I show in my new book, The Debt Delusion, … Read More
By M.G. Hayes
Can there be any excuse for yet another ‘guide to Keynes’, 90 years after his own Can Lloyd George Do It? One good excuse is the current UK election debate over Labour’s public investment plans. The arguments of the 1930s are still being rehearsed.
Labour’s manifesto … Read More
By Éloi Laurent
On September 18th, 16 years old climate activist Greta Thunberg appeared before the United States House of Representatives. When asked to submit a formal version of her inaugural statement, she replied that she would be giving lawmakers a copy of the IPPC special report on … Read More
In March 2018, in the British coastal resort of Brighton, a female Cambridge economist went on a secret mission. She left her dingy hotel room, took the lift downstairs to the conference suite and walked into the gala reception of the Royal Economic Society annual conference (a gathering of some … Read More
In her latest book, Should We Abolish Household Debts? Johnna Montgomerie explores the many consequences of indebtedness within the economy and society. She puts forward a simple but informed set of pragmatic proposals for household debt cancellation that can help the renew the economy to make a better future possible. … Read More
By Peter Dietsch
Our recent book Do Central Banks Serve the People? sheds a critical light on the actions of central banks in the wake of the 2007 financial crisis. Using the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of England as examples, we show how they … Read More
By Deborah Hargreaves
Ten years on from the banking crisis that nearly broke the western economy, we could finally be approaching a new capitalist ethos.
When you have Goldman Sachs’ former chief economist writing in the Guardian that businesses need to rediscover purpose, as well as profit, a change … Read More
Why we wrote the book.
By Damien Cahill and Martijn Konings
There are plenty of books on neoliberalism, so why write another one? Indeed, each of us have written plenty about neoliberalism in the past – so write add to this already massive literature?
The answer is simple – because … Read More
Platform Capitalism aims to undermine the self-aggrandising narratives of Silicon Valley, casting a critical eye onto the landscape of the leading capitalist firms. Here we find that – both in and out of the tech sector – firms have been adopting a new type of business model, premised upon bringing … Read More
The guiding theme of this book isthat East Asia’s reemergence as a semi-autonomous core of the world economyconstitutes one of the most significant structural changes in world politicssince the Industrial Revolution and Eurocentric globalization in the nineteenthcentury. Thanks to a regional developmental dynamic of remarkable intensity,duration and spatial scope, which … Read More