In our ‘Europe2025’ series, Jan Zielonka offers a vision of a normative, not a technocratic, Europe, driven by the values of democracy and equality.
Columns & Interviews
by Katharina Pistor on
After years of disregarding privacy, exploiting user data and failing to control its platform, Facebook has unveiled a cryptocurrency and payment system that could take down the entire global economy.
by Marina Lalovic on
The gender pay gap in the EU remains stubbornly wide. Unpacking it highlights its wide social ramifications.
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.
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.