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"What Does The Future Hold For Our Economy?" by Lawrence H. Summers NEW
Social Europe 11 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
As 2014 draws to a close people wonder what the new year will have in store. If you are worried about the world economy have a look at this discussion with Larry Summers. The former US Secretary of the Treasury discussed the major economic trends and...
"It’s Now Or Never: More Social, Less Europe in 2015!" by Johannes Schweighofer NEW
Social Europe 11 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
To put it bluntly: Europe, more precisely, the European Union, has not delivered for decades now. The Union safeguards the interests of the employers and the mandarins from Brussels and 27 other capitals. Basically, this kind of integration is n...
"Economics Has To Come To Terms With Wealth And Income Inequality" by Joseph Stiglitz NEW
Social Europe 12 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz has been writing about America’s economically divided society since the 1960s. His recent book, The Price of Inequality, argues that this division is holding the country back, a topic he has also explored in resea...
"Good And Bad Inequality" by Dani Rodrik NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 12 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
In the pantheon of economic theories, the tradeoff between equality and efficiency used to occupy an exalted position. The American economist Arthur Okun, whose classic work on the topic is called Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff, belie...
"Wage Cuts And Austerity Have Come To Belgium" by Ronald Janssen NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 10 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Workers are paying the bill while business is getting a free lunch Today, trade unions in Belgium are organising a general national strike. This will come on top of 3 days of regional strikes as well as a national manifestation, all of which have bee...
"Social Europe Needs A New Social Democracy" by Dimitris Tsarouhas NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 10 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
As 2014 draws to a close, Europe’s economies remain stuck in second gear and feeble growth cannot compensate for the loss of output and jobs during the crisis. The fear of a Eurozone split has been tamed but has not been fully removed. And the...
"Inequality And Work In The Second Machine Age" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 13 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
My latest publication entitled ‘Inequality and Work in the Second Machine Age‘, which was published last week as SEJ Research Essay in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London and The Worker Institute at Cornell Universit...
"Why TTIP Has To Be Rethought" by Markus Krajewski NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 8 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The current debate about the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States concerns a number of contested areas, but the potential impact of a chapter on investment protection with inve...
"After Rana Plaza: What The Brands Say" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
As part of our ‘After Rana Plaza‘ project we also wrote to a number of brands and asked the following questions: Has your company met its contribution commitment to the ILO administered fund to help the Rana Plaza victims? If the answer t...
"The Juncker Investment Plan Can Only Be A Beginning" by Catiuscia Marini NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
What is your general assessment of the Juncker package presented on 26 November? Is this “investment offensive” a U-turn in the Commission’s approach? Speaking about a U-turn is certainly excessive. I would say that I feel a wind, o...
"Where Now For Romania’s Social Democrats?" by Mircea Geoana NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 9 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
On December 22nd Romania will celebrate two symbolic moments: the 25th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 and the inauguration of the new president, Klaus Werner Johannis. What a startling coincidence! An ethnic German from Transilvania,...
"Reducing Inequality: Social Europe And Cohesion" by Michael Dauderstädt NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
‘Social Europe’ implies for most experts the development of national welfare states and their protection against the forces of globalization and international competition as most contributions to the present project show. This emphasis ha...
"Access To Healthcare In Times Of Crisis" by Hans Dubois NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The crisis has had an important impact on hugely complex healthcare systems, interacting with, and sometimes dominated by, other major drivers of change. Maintaining access to healthcare has become a challenge for policymakers and care providers in t...
"Social Europe Needs A Positive Vision" by Robin Wilson NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
In his magisterial One Hundred Years of Socialism, Donald Sassoon described how, under the influence of the 19th century German leader Karl Kautsky, the European social democrat movement embraced a mechanistic scheme by which the immanent crisis of c...
"Why The Structural Deficit Does Not Exist" by John Weeks NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Deficit Politics A few days ago the Italian government objected to the way that putative technocrats at the European Commission calculated their country’s “structural deficit”. To all but the few familiar with the arcane intricacies...
"Debating EU Migration" by SEJ NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Professor Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (Oxford University) and Lisa Nandy MP discuss the issue of EU migration and what the real problems are. The event was organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London Office and Compass. It was also the launch of...
"Saving Social Europe: Going Beyond The EU’s ‘Governing By The Rules And Ruling By The Numbers’" by Vivien Schmidt NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
During the euro’s sovereign debt crisis, European leaders have been obsessed with rules, numbers, and pacts, including the so-called ‘Six-Pack,’ the ‘Two-Pack,’ and the ‘Fiscal Compact,’ each more stringent o...
"Surfers Without Waves – Is Social Democracy Dead In The Water?" by Neal Lawson NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Is social democracy already dead and like the proverbial headless chicken are we simply running round the yard on instinct before we topple over for good? If social democracy is still alive, it’s hard to know how or why. Let’s look at the...
"A European Plan For France And Germany" by Henrik Enderlein and Jean Pisani-Ferry NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Europe is falling into a stagnation trap. With growth barely visible, and dangerously low inflation causing real interest rates to rise, the weight of public and private debt has grown very heavy, and many fear that another lost decade is at hand. An...
"No Investment But Reforms Until The Economy Tanks Again" by Ronald Janssen NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Up until now, the incoming Commission has been given the benefit of the doubt whether its new start for Europe would also mean a new and different policy course. After last week’s events, however, this is no longer valid. A European Investment...