The problem with existing systems of income support is not their conditionality but their presumption that only market participation is a legitimate contribution.
Columns & Interviews
The economic impact of the coronavirus crisis has brought renewed attention to universal basic income but its politics remain challenging.
Our way of life as we knew it won’t return, but will the ‘new normality’ herald a common European future?
Gig workers already bore most of the risk associated with their work. And their platforms haven’t been keen to mitigate it during the crisis.
The short- and long-term effects of the pandemic on immigrant workers depend on policies which vary substantially across western-European countries.
Economic theory explains why a single European currency didn’t bring geographical convergence—but only political action can realise that.
It is no coincidence that countries with mission-driven governments have fared better in the Covid-19 crisis than those beholden to the cult of efficiency.
After years of ‘public bad, private good’ ideology in healthcare, the shock of the coronavirus calls for a post-crisis European strategy to advance public health.
by Adam Tooze on
As another sovereign-debt crisis looms, Adam Tooze warns against repeating the mistake of delegating to anonymised ‘markets’ accountable political choices.
Young people are anxious about the effects of the crisis yet also more trusting in the European Union—an asset which should not be squandered.
Crisis measures to promote recovery in Europe must begin to address its underlying productivity challenge.
by Elena Esposito on
Sociologist Elena Esposito suggests shifting the focus of artificial intelligence to machines as communication partners. Interview by Florian Butollo.
by Sonja Bekker on
A Dutch court case has set out a framework within which the emergent digital welfare state can respect the right to privacy.