Economics

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What a legendary historian tells us about the contempt for today’s working class | Kenan Malik
A century after his birth, EP Thompson’s empathy with those facing scorn and condescension is more relevant than ever

Kenan Malik

04, Feb, 2024 @9:30 AM

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Trump’s War on Capitalism review: a Reaganite and RFK Jr walk into a bar…
David Stockman’s political journey is almost as unlikely as that of the latest Kennedy to seek power. They seem well matched

Lloyd Green

21, Jan, 2024 @10:00 AM

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‘No one should have more than €10m’: the author of Limitarianism on why the super-rich need to level down radically
Prof Ingrid Robeyns has spent a decade studying wealth and ethics and says that limits are essential if we want to eradicate poverty and protect social cohesion and the planet

Tim Adams

21, Jan, 2024 @9:00 AM

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The Alternative by Nick Romeo review – moral substitutes for the free market model
A survey of the global alternatives to the current economic system makes for an enlightening, inspiring read, but you’re left wondering why such initiatives have failed to take hold

Will Hutton

08, Jan, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Liam Byrne: ‘I’d say about a quarter to a third of MPs are the children of alcoholics’
In his new book, the Labour MP, who left a note to his Treasury successor in 2010 saying that there was ‘no money’, likens modern Britain to the last days of Rome. He talks about trauma, Starmer and creating a fairer society

Rachel Cooke

07, Jan, 2024 @9:00 AM

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How did the world get like this? Eight books to help explain the way we live now
Inequality and poverty arose by design, not chance and stories of human rights abuses and failures in development have deep roots. Here, Prof Benjamin Selwyn recommends key non-fiction texts to help unravel some global complexities

Benjamin Selwyn

27, Dec, 2023 @5:00 AM

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James Robertson obituary
Writer, thinker and champion of green economics, monetary reform and new ways of looking at employment

Ed Mayo

06, Dec, 2023 @8:49 PM

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From Piketty’s Capital to Hawking’s The Theory of Everything: can one book explain it all?
Millennia-spanning takes on history, evolution and economics are booming. But who buys these ‘grand theory’ books? And do they actually read them?

Stuart Jeffries

02, Dec, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Tony Thirlwall obituary
Leading academic and Keynesian best known for Thirlwall’s Law on economic growth

John McCombie

29, Nov, 2023 @5:31 PM

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The Women Who Made Modern Economics by Rachel Reeves review – why values matter
With these clear, crisp portraits of the economists who shaped her worldview, the shadow chancellor has set out a powerful statement of who she is and what she wants to achieve

Will Hutton

31, Oct, 2023 @10:30 AM

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The Women Who Made Modern Economics by Rachel Reeves review – a personal manifesto
The shadow chancellor’s portraits of her economic heroes reveal much about a future Labour government’s agenda

Heather Stewart

19, Oct, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Permacrisis by Gordon Brown, Mohamed El-Erian and Michael Spence review – road to nowhere
A call for growth from three veterans of the financial crisis rings hollow

Quinn Slobodian

11, Oct, 2023 @8:00 AM

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