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"Jobs And The Rise Of The Robots" by J. Bradford DeLong NEW
Social Europe 10 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
For decades, people have been predicting how the rise of advanced computing and robotic technologies will affect our lives. On one side, there are warnings that robots will displace humans in the economy, destroying livelihoods, especially for low-sk...
"If You Look At One Graph About Inequality Look At This!" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 8 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
You might have heard about recent reports stating that global inequality is decreasing. This is a nice example of constructing the comparison according to the result you would like to see. Yes, inequality between countries has declined but the m...
"Europe’s Austerity Disaster" by Joseph Stiglitz NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 11 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the theory,” goes the old adage. But too often it is easier to keep the theory and change the facts – or so German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other pro-austerity European leaders ap...
"Where Now After The Scottish Referendum?" by Simon Hix NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 22 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Professor Simon Hix discusses the results of the Scottish independence referendum and the future of both Scotland and the rest of the UK. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments below.
"What Labour Policy For Europe?" by Denis McShane NEW
Social Europe 4 Days, 11 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Labour already has its most important policy in place on Europe. In an act of remarkable political courage Ed Miliband has rejected a copy-cat plebiscite to match David Cameron’s Brexit referendum of 2017. It is important not to underestimate t...
"One Nation – Labour’s Political Renewal" by Jon Cruddas NEW
Social Europe 4 Days, 12 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The SPD in Germany are part of the Grand Coalition Government with 26 per cent of the vote. The Social Democrats in Sweden form a minority government with 31 per cent of the vote. In the 2010 General Election, after 13 years in Government, the B...
"No Vote Makes Scottish Independence More Likely" by John Kay NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 9 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The reaction in Westminster and the City of London to the No vote in the Scottish referendum on independence has been one of relief. This is a big mistake. First, votes of 55 per cent to 45 per cent do not resolve issues for very...
"The Secret Mission Of Frans Timmermans" by Rene Cuperus NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 9 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Frans Timmermans is now Juncker’s number two in the new European Commission. Formally in charge of ‘Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights,’ his more difficult underta...
"Finance For Innovation" by NewsWatch NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 8 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
How can the financial system be reformed so it engages less in doubtful or outright counterproductive activities but focuses much more on enabling innovation and other productive activities? This was the going question of a major conference organised...
"An Interview With Stefan Löfven" by Matt Browne NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 9 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Last week, voters in Sweden chose to end eight years of conservative rule and replace the incumbent Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, with the leader of the Social Democratic Party, Stefan Loefven. In an election with turnout of over 85 percent, the...
"Why Merkel’s Foreign Policy For Eastern Europe Is Failing" by Steven Hill NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 10 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine provides an opportunity for political leaders to reflect on how we arrived at this dangerous place of Cold War-like tensions between Russia, Europe and the United States. From Washington DC to Berlin to...
"Revamping Europe’s Tattered Social Contract" by Kemal Dervis NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
For most of the beginning of 2014, the eurozone seemed to be in a state of recovery – weak and unsteady, but nonetheless real. In April, the International Monetary Fund estimated that overall GDP growth would reach 1.2% this year, wit...
"Towards The Mandatory Approval Of Complex Financial Instruments" by Saule T. Omarova and Peter Simon NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Complex financial instruments increase systemic risks and jack up leverage in the financial system. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) wants regulators to be prepared to identify systemically important financial instruments (Global Financial Stabi...
"Scotland: The Morning After The Night Before" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
So, the decision is taken! After a frantic final period of campaigning Scottish voters eventually declined the offer of independence and opted to stay part of the United Kingdom. In the end, the result was not as close as the polls leading up to yest...
"The Price Of Scottish Independence" by Jeffrey D. Sachs NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Though the world’s eyes now are on Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, Scotland is not alone in seeking to redraw national boundaries. There are independence movements in many other parts of the world;...
"David Cameron’s Failures And The Great Shrinking" by Steven Hill NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
In Prime Minister David Cameron’s desperate entreaties towards his fellow countrymen in the North, one can hear the resounding bleat of his own policy failures. The theme of Cameron’s tenure has become one of “The Great Shrinking&rd...
"Vanguard Scotland?" by Robert Skidelsky NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Since I believe that the Scots are sensible, I think that they will vote “no” this week to independence. But, whichever way the vote goes, the spectacular rise of nationalism, in Scotland and elsewhere in Europe, is a symptom of a disease...
"Stop Structural Reforms And Start Public Investment In Europe" by Paul De Grauwe NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Slow growth in the Eurozone has become endemic since the start of the sovereign debt crisis in 2010. This is made very clear in Figure 1, which contrasts the growth experience of the Eurozone with the non-Eurozone EU-member countries since the start...
"The European School-to-work Transition And The Crisis" by Luca Giuliani and Francesco Pastore NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 10 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The school-to-work transition is a long, dark tunnel for many young people around the world. However, the problem is not the same everywhere; in Germany, for example, young people have almost the same probability of working as adults, while in the Ea...
"David Cameron (From Wikipedia 2100)" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Prime Minister of UK (including Scotland until 2014) from 2010 to 2017. Widely seen as the catalyst behind the renewed decline of the UK, after a brief respite in the 30 years previously (see entries for Margaret Thatcher and Gordon Brown). On becomi...