Can We “Afford” a Better Society? Yes, We Can!

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

Can John McDonnell Do It?

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

The New Environmental Economics

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

Economics and Sex: The Naked Truth

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

Should We Abolish Household Debts?

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

Why central banks must change before the next crisis hits

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

Are Chief Executives Overpaid?

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

Neoliberalism: Key Concepts

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

East Asia’s Reemergence


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