Last year’s agreement on an EU recovery package was widely celebrated. This year its inadequacy will sink in.
The Supreme Court has modified its jurisprudence on subcontracting, limiting the scope for abuse of temporary contracts.
Paul Mason writes that a Biden US presidency allied to an EU pursuing ‘strategic autonomy’ leaves a ‘sovereign’ UK with a bit-part role.
Thomas Piketty tells Robin Wilson how wealth and power can be transferred from capital to workers and citizens.
A window of opportunity has opened up to utilise EU law on health and safety to advance the rights of ‘gig’ workers in domestic courts.
We can’t go back to a world without labour platforms, so their proprietary digital infrastructure must be recreated as a public good.
Standard employment is not simply being replaced by non-standard work. But work is becoming more diverse and policy must accordingly become more tailored.
While some talk of ‘deglobalisation’, Branko Milanovic argues that the pandemic will push forward the globalisation of labour.
Postwar global progress has hinged on a transatlantic alliance of progressive parties. The election in the United States potentially opens a new chapter.
For all the hope spurred by the efficacy announcements of multiple Covid-19 vaccine candidates, national and private interests are trumping health justice.
Adam Tooze argues that the frail eurozone recovery hinges entirely on its guarantee by the European Central Bank.
Karin Pettersson argues that far from history ‘ending’ in 1989 it has returned, with a vengeance, due to the very deregulation its trumpeters embraced.
Peter Bofinger argues the incoming president must abjure the mercantilist language of his predecessor in favour of a progressive response to globalisation.
The circular economy holds out the hope of living within the planet’s resources. Turning aspiration into action is another matter.
Why would affluent northern-European taxpayers want to pour money into an Italian economy that is a basket-case? Except it isn’t.
After the 2008 financial crisis, we learned the hard way what happens when governments flood the economy with unconditional liquidity, rather than laying the foundation for a sustainable and inclusive recovery.
Karin Pettersson writes that the pandemic has highlighted the frailties of a short-sighted and hyper-individualistic social system.