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"In Defence Of Economic Populism" by Dani Rodrik

Populists abhor restraints on the political executive. Since they claim to represent “the people” writ large, they regard limits on their exercise o...   [ continue reading...]

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"Racing The Machine" by Robert Skidelsky

Dispelling anxiety about robots has become a major preoccupation of business apologetics. The commonsense – and far from foolish – view is that the...   [ continue reading...]

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"Why Turkey And EU Need A New Partnership" by Ozay Mehmet

As a new year gets under way in a troubled world, it is timely to fix the ailing EU-Turkey relationship with a new Strategic Partnership. Much lip-service has b...   [ continue reading...]

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"When Welfare Sabotages Lives" by Ngaire Woods

As Christmas approached last year, the United Kingdom accelerated the rollout of a social security scheme only Ebenezer Scrooge could have loved. The “uni...   [ continue reading...]

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"Instability, Not Productivity, Is The Economic Problem" by Gerald Holtham

There is currently a big debate about productivity growth. Is it as slow as it has been measured or have changes in the economy led to growing measurement error...   [ continue reading...]

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"Can Movement Politics Renew European Democracy?" by Jan-Werner Müller

Many people expected the big political story of 2017 to be about the triumph of populism in Europe. But things didn’t turn out that way. Instead, the bigg...   [ continue reading...]

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"Economic Austerity And Outward Migration" by Hilmar Þór Hilmarsson

Since independence in 1991 the Baltic states have implemented neoliberal economic policies with weak social systems and income and wealth distribution that is a...   [ continue reading...]

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"Two Myths About Automation" by Barry Eichengreen

Robots, machine learning, and artificial intelligence promise to change fundamentally the nature of work. Everyone knows this. Or at least they think they do. S...   [ continue reading...]

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"Bitcoin Is Not The Currency Of The Future" by Paul De Grauwe

There seems to be no end in sight for the Bitcoin bubble. This comes close to the great bubble developments that we have known in history, including the tulip b...   [ continue reading...]

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"SPD Task Ahead: Enacting Communitarian And Cosmopolitan Values" by Wolfgang Merkel

What, in your opinion, is the historic position of the SPD in the German political system, and where does it stand now? It’s certainly an interesting infl...   [ continue reading...]

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"Corbyn Should Stop The UK’s Drift Out Of The EU" by John Palmer

My friend John Weeks’ argument in Social Europe that Theresa May’s conclusion of a ‘First Stage’ Brexit agreement signals that the UK is...   [ continue reading...]

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"A Post-Christmas Carol: Scrooge And The Bankers" by Keiko Yokoyama

Charles Dickens selected a moneylender in his redemption story, A Christmas Carol. Scrooge was not an offender, a psychopath or Victorian Harvey Weinstein, but...   [ continue reading...]

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"Europe’s Chance To Lead On Robotics And AI" by Guy Verhofstadt

At least since Mary Shelley created Victor Frankenstein and his iconic monster in 1818, humans have had a morbid fascination with man-made beings that could thr...   [ continue reading...]

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"Company Transfer Rules Must End ‘Regime Shopping’" by Peter Scherrer

For decades, the European trade union movement has been urging EU authorities to put an end to ‘regime shopping’, which allows companies in Europe t...   [ continue reading...]

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"Britain Must Set Out A Realistic Brexit Negotiating Position" by Joaquín Almunia

Now the European Council has given permission for the second phase of Brexit negotiations to proceed, the moment of truth has arrived. The B...   [ continue reading...]

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"Does Europe Really Need Fiscal And Political Union?" by Dani Rodrik

Greece’s combative former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, and his nemesis, former German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble, were at loggerheads...   [ continue reading...]

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"Who Is Providing Care Home Services For Older People In Europe?" by Daniel Molinuevo

As Europe ages, it is increasingly vital to know how the demand for long-term care services is going to be met – and paid for. According to the latest Age...   [ continue reading...]

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"Top Of The Christmas Wish List: A Working Time Reduction" by Stan De Spiegelaere

In our family, Christmas means sending and receiving wish lists. This year, my cousin took a very honest approach and wished for (among other things) somebody t...   [ continue reading...]

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"May’s Brussels Agreement Means No-Going-Back" by John Weeks

In early December UK Prime Minister Theresa May reached a “phase 1”, “significant progress” agreement with the European Commission, the...   [ continue reading...]

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"Trade Unions On Frontline In Battle Against Inequality" by Esther Lynch

The European Commission continues to talk about robust recovery, but with wages falling or stagnating, many people in Europe are worse off than they were a deca...   [ continue reading...]

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