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"How Money And Credit Work" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 5 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Do you think that in recent years, as a result of the global economic crisis, the whole discussion about public policy has become increasingly focussed on economics? And that much of the policy discussion is based on core concepts that are...
"Why Global Trade Might Become Less Important" by Adair Turner NEW
Social Europe 7 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Since 2008, global trade has grown slightly more slowly than global GDP. The Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations ended in failure. Transatlantic and transpacific trade negotiations are progressing slowly,...
"Inequality is Falling Globally! (And Similar Nonsense)" by John Weeks NEW
Social Europe 9 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
I bet you think that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. A few well-known facts might lead you to this conclusion. For example, in the United States income after tax per household is now over 100% greater than forty years ago (1972), whi...
"Europe Must Escape A Savings Trap, Not A Liquidity Trap" by Andrea Terzi NEW
Social Europe 10 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The anti-austerity vote in the European elections reflected two different kinds of discontent. One is a feeling of frustration, which is invigorating nationalism: the vote for “less Europe.” The other is a lack of confidence in current EU...
"President Obama Is Emulating Buchanan Instead Of Lincoln" by George Tyler NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 10 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Obama is Leaving Economic Inequality for his Successors to Fix President Obama is emulating former President James Buchanan. His economic agenda is to kick the can down the road, leaving his successors an America of widening economic inequality witho...
"European Social Policy For The Next Five Years" by Andrea Nahles NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 12 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
For generations, Europe was a project of hope. To my parents’ generation, after a time of war and hostility, Europe represented the hope of achieving economic progress together in an atmosphere of peace and friendship. To my generation, Europe...
"Why The Super-Rich Need Governments" by Dani Rodrik NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 14 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The very rich, F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, “are different from you and me.” Their wealth makes them “cynical where we are trustful,” and makes them think “they are better than we are.” If these words r...
"Why Everybody Should Know Some Economics" by Ha-Joon Chang NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 9 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
In an interview with Joel Suss, editor of the British Politics and Policy blog, Ha-Joon Chang discusses his new book, Economics: The User’s Guide, and the need for a pluralist approach to economics. He recently gave a public lect...
"Is California A Model For Europe?" by Philippe Pochet NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 10 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The new European Parliament has to turn its attention to numerous pressing issues. I shall refer here to three of them: the socio-ecological transition, growing inequality, and EMU. The socio-ecological transition will require policy action geared si...
"The Social Investment Package And The Europe 2020 Policy Agenda" by Anton Hemerijck NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 11 Hours ago
The European welfare state and the European Union (EU) find themselves caught up in a double bind in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. On the one hand, domestically, EU members are politically bound by widely cherished national social con...
"Manuel Valls – Le Ferdinand Foch De Nos Jours?" by Denis McShane NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 12 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
In 1914, as he was leading his men at the Battle of the Marne General Foch, the best of all the French fighting generals told his chiefs in Paris : ‘My centre is giving way. My right is retreating. The situation is excellent. I am attacking.&rs...
"Rent-Seeking, Living Standards And Inequality" by Paul Collier NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Rent-seeking is the activity of generating and allocating transfers between economic actors. It results in waste and inequality. The rise of rent-seeking, with its epicentre in the accountancy, legal and banking professions, has been seriously damagi...
"Is Europe Back On Track?" by Wolfgang Kowalsky NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 12 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
After the European elections, the World Cup became the new hot topic. Only insiders were interested enough to follow closely the selection process of the new Commission President. Nevertheless, there were some quite interesting developments which are...
"Why We Need Movement Of Free People" by Frank Hoffer NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
When Franklin Roosevelt outlined his essential four freedoms in 1941 he was convinced democracy could only be defended and advanced beyond the remaining 11 democracies by replacing classical liberalism with a comprehensive concept based on freedom of...
"Europe Does Not Understand Deflation And Wages" by Ronald Janssen NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Led by the IMF, the main body of mainstream economists is now aware of the danger that debt deflation is raising for several Euro Area member states. This awareness is surely a good thing. However, what is conspicuously absent in this discussion is t...
"Matteo Renzi: Should You Believe The Hype?" by Thomas Fazi NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has recently been making headlines in the European and international press for his anti-austerity stance. ‘If Europe does not change course there will be no growth’, Renzi recently said in a speech...
"A European Social Policy Agenda For The Next Five Years" by Peter Hall NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Where does Europe stand after the elections in May? What are the great policy challenges going forward?And what areas should a social policy agenda for the next five years prioritise? These are the questions that we asked leading academic Peter Hall...
"Why Isn’t Europe More Keynesian?" by Seán Ó Riain NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
It is little surprise that Europe continues to struggle to generate the economic and employment growth that would make the debt crisis more manageable. The EU policy approach to escaping the Great Recession has drawn almost exclusively on the most co...
"Changing Course Towards A Social Europe" by Reiner Hoffmann NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Joseph Stiglitz, who won the Nobel Prize in 2001 for his work on how markets work inefficiently was once asked about his opinion on austerity measures. “It reminds me of medieval medicine,” he said. “It is like blood-letti...
"American Delusions Down Under" by Joseph Stiglitz NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 10 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
For better or worse, economic-policy debates in the United States are often echoed elsewhere, regardless of whether they are relevant. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recently elected government provides a case in point. As in many othe...