Despite increasing criticism of Big Tech, the business models of leading digital companies are still widely admired. That’s a problem.
Columns & Interviews
The current understanding of intersectionality is a dead-end for progressive politics.
by Asbjørn Wahl on
With employers on a decades-long offensive against labour, the balance of power which once secured social dialogue has been transformed.
The principle of a European minimum wage is established. How it should be set is not.
by Divia Hobson on
A green recovery from the pandemic would heal its social scars by quickly creating jobs and fostering inclusion.
by Adam Tooze on
Adam Tooze argues that worrying about the euro exchange rate and a non-existent inflation enemy in Europe must give way to fiscal and monetary demand boosts.
by Karola Klatt on
After the summer holidays, schools across Europe have been fretting about if and when they will have to switch back to digital distance learning—but not in Estonia.
by Valeria Pulignano on
The coronavirus crisis has highlighted how the welfare state of the future must include the growing mass of precarious labour, especially among youth.
by Paula Franklin on
Protecting the health and safety of all workers in the care economy is essential, but for this to become a reality major changes are needed.
by Bharati Sadasivam on
Lockdown conditions have put in question the disproportionate burden of unpaid work placed on women, evidence from Turkey shows.
by Shada Islam on
If the sensitising impact of ‘Black Lives Matter’ is not to ebb, a new European narrative and concrete actions are needed.
There’s time to avoid the carnage of employer-led restructuring following the pandemic—but only if workers and unions set the agenda.
by Nadja Dörflinger on
At the height of the pandemic workers in critical occupations enjoyed nightly public applause. Now they need longer-term, concrete appreciation.
by Chris Gaasendam on
It is sometimes suggested social-democratic parties are torn between ‘communitarian’ workers and ‘cosmopolitan’ professionals—but it’s not so simple.
by Sheri Berman on
A new book turns away from the ‘demand side’ focus of much populism analysis to the ‘supply’ of a plutocratic, ever-more right-wing Republican party.