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"Democracy In The Twenty-First Century" by Joseph Stiglitz NEW
Social Europe 22 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the Twenty-First Century attests to growing concern about rising inequality. His book lends further weight to the already...
"Labour’s Austerity Problem" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 23 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
One of the political/economic soap operas over the last year has been the UK Labour Party’s agonising over the perception of its economic competence. The story always starts with current polling data: either Miliband’s personal ratings or...
"Europe According To Mario Draghi" by Jean Pisani-Ferry NEW
Social Europe 23 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Central bankers are often proud to be boring. Not Mario Draghi. Two years ago, in July 2012, Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, took everyone by surprise by announcing that he would do “whatever it takes” to sav...
"Why European Progressives Stick To Austerity" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 37 Minutes ago
Writing about the recent French government crisis in the New York Times, Paul Krugman raised some uncomfortable questions. He worried about the ongoing dominance of austerity illogic on this side of the Atlantic and what this says about public discou...
"Is A Shrinking Population Always A Bad Thing?" by Adair Turner NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 3 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Is a shrinking population always a bad thing? Judging by the lamentations of some economists and policymakers in the advanced economies, where people are living longer and birth rates have fallen below replacement levels, one certainly might think so...
"The Future Of Work – Humans Need Not Apply" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 22 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
I am currently reading a lot on the emergence of a digital society and what it means for the future of work, living and inequality. Especially Jeremy Rifkin’s Zero Marginal Cost Society and The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and A...
"Mario Draghi At Jackson Hole" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 22 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
To understand the significance of yesterday’s speech (useful extract from FT Alphaville here), it is crucial to know the background. The ECB has appeared to be in the past a centre of what Paul De Grauwe calls ...
"Fixing Europe’s Orbán Problem" by Thorsten Brenner and Wolfgang Reinicke NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 23 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
In April, when German Chancellor Angel Merkel congratulated Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on his reelection, she let it be known that his large majority implied a “special responsibility” to use good judgment and...
"The Perils Of Economic Consensus" by Dani Rodrik NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 15 Minutes ago
The Initiative on Global Markets, based at the University of Chicago, periodically surveys a group of leading academic economists, of varying political persuasions, on the issues of the day. Its latest roundup asked whether President Barack Obam...
"The Social Atlas Of Europe" by Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling and Benjamin Hennig NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 37 Minutes ago
Should we conceive of Europe as a collection of individual states or as a group of distinct cities and regions which are part of a larger whole? Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling and Benjamin Hennig present figures from their ne...
"Why We Need A More Substantive European Democracy" by Colin Crouch NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Minutes ago
Are we witnessing a transition toward a post-democratic society? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Colin Crouch discusses democracy within the EU, the use of direct democracy in states like the UK, and the role of non...
"The Middle Classes In The Vertigo Of Change" by Marc Saxer NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 38 Minutes ago
Tahrir, Thaksim, Maidan. Hundreds of thousands are protesting around the world. From Tunesia to Thailand, from Ukraine to Egypt, governments are overthrown. The images resemble each other. What do leaders with such vastly different ideologies such as...
"The European Social Policy Agenda And Illegal Immigration" by Aaron Farrugia NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 57 Minutes ago
Aaron Farrugia, chairman of the IDEAT Foundation, a Maltese think tank, talks about the current state of the European Union after the May elections and the social policy challenges for the next five years. The interview also covers the specific probl...
"Balanced Budget Fundamentalism" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 21 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Europeans, and particularly the European elite, find popular attitudes to science among many across the Atlantic both amusing and distressing. In Europe we do not have regular attempts to replace evolution with ‘intelligent design’ on sch...
"The Politics Of Radical Hope" by Jon Cruddas NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
I’ll begin with a story. One that dominates the philosopher Jonathan Lear’s brilliant book, ‘Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation’. It is about the Crow Indians. A story about what happens wh...
"Charting Decline In Europe" by David Lizoain NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Two years have passed since Mario Draghi promised to do “whatever it takes” to save the euro. The bond markets have calmed down but the crisis of the euro zone has not yet abated. Isolated pieces of positive information do not a...
"Progressive Politics For A New Era" by Jon Cruddas NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Jon Cruddas, Labour MP for Daggenham in East London and Head of UK Labour’s Policy Review, describes his idea of progressive politics for a new era. Talking at the RSA, he argues that decisive election victories only come when a party has...
"Alex Salmond Pound-Foolish On Scottish Independent Currency" by Marshall Auerback NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 29 Minutes ago
Alex Salmond, leader of Scotland’s independence party and the nation’s First Minister, continues to dig his heels over the question of what currency an independent Scotland would use.  Following a debate in Scotland last week in whic...
"Social Progress In Europe Depends On Economic Reform" by Kristian Weise NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 25 Minutes ago
The social challenges in Europe are clear and will not easily be overcome over the next half decade: 25 million Europeans are unemployed, with unemployment rates at surreal levels in several Mediterranean countries and youth unemployment robbing a ge...
"The Rebirth Of Stakeholder Capitalism?" by Robert Reich NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
In recent weeks, the managers, employees, and customers of a New England chain of supermarkets called “Market Basket” have joined together to oppose the board of director’s decision earlier in the year to oust the chain’s popu...