Digital dystopias are overdone but inequality is rising. The answer lies in treating data as a commons and Big Data as a collective-action problem.
Columns & Interviews
Competition by public authorities to attract large companies with tax breaks or other subsidies is not the route to good jobs. An iterative dialogue with firms offers a better way.
by Sini Harkki on
The new social-democrat led government in Finland has committed the country to carbon neutrality by 2035. Can, will it be done?
by Adam Tooze on
The eurozone muddled through its crisis at Germany’s behest. The climate emergency is much too serious for that.
by Vasco Pedrina on
Arguments about immigration have polarised between restriction and liberalisation. But key are accompanying measures to ensure freedom of movement is associated with wage and social protection.
by Rosa Pavanelli on
Universal Basic Income without quality public services is a neoliberal paradise.
by Sheri Berman on
In light of the gains by green parties and right-wing populists in the Euro-elections, Sheri Berman explores how the traditionally dominant parties respond to such challenges.
by Susanne Wixforth on
The Big Tech platforms have established monopolies which disempower their competitors as well as their workers. EU competition law can be used by unions seeking to bring them to heel.
by Katherine Barnett on
The security and privacy of personal data are being jeopardised as Deep Packet Inspection is deployed by internet service providers.
by Anna Nadibaidze on
Marine Le Pen didn’t surge forward in France, yet Emmanuel Macron lacked a winning alternative. It was the populists versus the progressives in the Euro-elections writ small.