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"Why The Eurozone Is Once Again Staring Into The Abyss" by Robert Hancké NEW
Social Europe 16 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Growth in the Eurozone has declined significantly over recent months, raising fears that Europe could be heading toward another economic crisis. Bob Hancké writes on what it would take to generate growth in Eurozone states. He argues...
"Is The New Belgian Government Creating New Jobs?" by Frank Roels NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 13 Minutes ago
By reducing labour costs, we will increase the number of jobs. This prophecy has been repeated since the crises, not only by journalists and politicians, but also by at least one economist in each university department. The new Belgian governmen...
"The Untold Story Of The Eurozone Crisis" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 13 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Everyone knows that the Eurozone suffered a crisis from 2010 to 2012, as periphery countries could no longer sell their debt. A superficial analysis puts this down to profligate governments, but look more closely and it becomes clear that the formati...
"The Moral Economy Of Debt" by Robert Skidelsky NEW
Social Europe 3 Days, 20 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Every economic collapse brings a demand for debt forgiveness. The incomes needed to repay loans have evaporated, and assets posted as collateral have lost value. Creditors demand their pound of flesh; debtors clamor for relief. Consider Strike D...
"Why Current Global Inequality Is Unsustainable" by Danny Dorling NEW
Social Europe 3 Days, 22 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Rising inequality is one of the most controversial issues in European politics. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Danny Dorling discusses the problems posed by inequality, the situation within the UK, and why the curr...
"Why Austerity Is Contagious" by Ronald Janssen NEW
Social Europe 4 Days, 19 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Austerity is contagious: The case of France France is finding itself between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, with 54% of companies reporting in the third quarter 2014 that they find activity constrained by a lack of customers, the main prob...
"Why The Eurozone Suffers From A Germany Problem" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 4 Days, 21 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
When, almost a year ago, Paul Krugman wrote six posts within three days laying into the stance of Germany on the Eurozone’s macroeconomic problems, even I thought that maybe this was a bit too strong, although there was nothing in wha...
"Bizarre Surcharge Debate Shows British Establishment Just Doesn’t Get Europe" by Andrew Watt NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 16 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Great Britain is up in arms. The country has been asked to pay an additional €2.1 billion to the EU budget. Prime Minister David Cameron, we are told, feels “downright anger” and has refused to pay on the due date. Surprising no-one,...
"Europe Is Back At Square One" by Javier Lopez NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 16 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Europe is back at square one. On the verge of a third recession in five years, the relentless tide is even crashing against the insurmountable walls of the German factory powerhouse. Stagnation yet again in the Eurozone – this time ac...
"Will The Juncker Commission Continue To Entrench Neoliberal Policies?" by Lukas Oberndorfer NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
A few days ago, the designated European Commission finally showed its true colours: It wants to make sure that its economic policy recommendations become enforceable. Deregulation of rent setting systems, adjusting the retirement age to account for l...
"Why Did Britain’s Political Class Buy Into The Tories’ Economic Fairytale?" by Ha-Joon Chang NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Falling wages, savage cuts and sham employment expose the UK recovery as bogus. Without a new vision we’re heading for social conflict. The UK economy has been in difficulty since the 2008 financial crisis. Tough spending decisions have be...
"The Politics Of Climate Change 2014" by Anthony Giddens NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Professor Lord Giddens published The Politics of Climate Change in 2007 and is currently preparing a new edition for publication in 2015. In this lecture recorded at the London School of Economics and Political Science in October 2014, he consider ho...
"The Spider Of Finance" by Howard Davies NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The global system of financial regulation is extraordinarily complex. Partly for that reason, it is little understood. In order to explain it to my students at Sciences Po in Paris, I have devised a kind of wiring diagram that shows the connections a...
"The Inequality Trifecta" by Mohamed A. El-Erian NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
There were quite a few disconnects at the recently concluded Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Among the most striking was the disparity between participants’ interest in discussions of inequality and...
"The Return Of Class Politics In The UK" by Mark Blyth NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 20 Hours ago
For David Cameron, cutting spending in a highly unequal society works because it doesn’t affect those who matter to him. This used to be called class politics. The prime minister’s speech at the lord mayor’s banquet last y...
"Minimum And Living Wages In Times Of Cuts" by Iyanatul Islam NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
A few years ago, Richard Anker, a former ILO official, wrote an important paper on the historical evolution of the notion of ‘living wages’ and different ways of measuring them. This paper is one example of a growing realization that mand...
"New Thoughts On Capital In The Twenty-first Century" by Thomas Piketty NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r is greater than g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). In this TED pres...
"The Economic Consequences Of Sex" by Mukesh Eswaran NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Until recently, there has been very little analysis of women’s role in the economy. Two centuries ago, Mary Wollstonecraft published her proto-feminist A Vindication of the Rights of Women, and in 1869 John Stuart Mill, inspired by his wif...
"Inequality Explained" by Janet Gornick NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Paul Krugman blogged a very interesting video that is worth reposting here. Janet Gornick of City University of New York presented her work on inequality at the United Nations. If you want a quick introduction into global inequality trends and w...
"Fixing The Eurozone Architecture" by Andrea Terzi NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 1 Minute ago
INET has recently published a video interview with Professor of Economics and SEJ author Andrea Terzi. In this interesting conversation with Marshall Auerback, Terzi discusses the flaws of the Eurozone’s architecture and what possible solu...