Three decades after the fall of the Wall, there is still a ‘wall in the head’ in German politics—and it goes through the party of the far right.
Columns & Interviews
by Magadlena Zawisza on
Advertisers still often hit consumers with gender stereotypes. And so they often miss—at their own business expense.
by Steve Coulter on
Greater dependency ratios may imply pensions reform—but not that it be unfair.
by Rune Møller Stahl on
The large swing to the left in the Danish election could lead to a long period of opposition for the right. Unless, that is, the social democrats revert to their ‘third way’ approach when last in government.
by Branko Milanovic on
Marx once wrote of the temptation, confronted with a new historical situation, to summon up the ‘borrowed language’ of the past. He’s still right.
by Ekkehard Ernst on
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.
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.