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"The Increasing Irrelevance Of Corporate Nationality" by Robert Reich NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 7 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
“You shouldn’t get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers,” President Obama said Thursday. He was referring to American corporations now busily acquiring foreign companies...
"David Cameron’s European Migration Straw Man" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 7 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
He has done it again! Today, Tory Prime Minister David Cameron, in an article published in the Daily Telegraph, put forward openly discriminatory policies against EU citizens. He announced that the UK would reduce the period of time non-Bri...
"Do We Need A Single-Member Private Limited Liability Company (SUP)?" by Wolfgang Kowalsky NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 7 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
The European Commission has once again issued a legislative proposal which jeopardises workers’ rights. The proposal for a “single-member private limited liability company” (SUP in European jargon) would create a 29th regime in comp...
"The Great Income Divide" by Kemal Dervis NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 8 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has captured the world’s attention, putting the relationship between capital accumulation and inequality at the center of economic debate. What makes Piketty’s argu...
"Germany And Europe’s Surplus Of Stagnation" by Robert Skidelsky NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 6 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
While the rest of the world recovers from the Great Recession of 2008-2009, Europe is stagnating. Eurozone growth is expected to be 1.7% next year. What can be done about it? One solution is a weaker euro. Earlier this month, the chief exec...
"The Three Policy Changes Europe Needs" by Engelbert Stockhammer NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 6 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The European economy is still in crisis. Real incomes in the Euro area are below the level of 2008 and unemployment is in the double digits in the southern European countries. While the crisis has originated in the USA, it is Europe that has fared wo...
"Why We Need A European Solidarity Union" by Michael Roth NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 7 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Europe is heaven on earth, the promised land, as soon as you look at it from the outside. [...] Europe appears in a different light, but always as paradise, as a dream of mankind, as a stronghold of peace, prosperity and civilisation. Here, Wim Wende...
"How Money And Credit Work" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Hours, 33 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 1 Week, 5 Hours, 10 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 1 Week, 7 Hours, 14 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 1 Week, 8 Hours, 1 Minute 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 1 Week, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 19 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 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 4 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 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 41 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 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 47 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 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 29 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 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 25 Minutes 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 1 Week, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 54 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 2 Weeks, 3 Hours, 11 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 2 Weeks, 9 Hours, 46 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...