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"Bizarre Surcharge Debate Shows British Establishment Just Doesn’t Get Europe" by Andrew Watt NEW
Social Europe 23 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 23 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 3 Days, 1 Hour, 44 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 3 Days, 2 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 4 Days, 5 Hours, 4 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 4 Days, 5 Hours, 49 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 5 Days, 1 Hour, 27 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 5 Days, 3 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 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 1 Minute 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 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 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 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 3 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 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 26 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 1 Week, 3 Days, 1 Hour 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...
"The EU Recovery That Never Was" by John Weeks NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Economic recovery in the Eurozone is not delayed. It is non-existent. The Financial Times for the first day of October carried several articles assessing the European economies, written as if a prize would go to the most pessimistic — stagnatio...
"The Age Of Vulnerability" by Joseph Stiglitz NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 49 Minutes ago
Two new studies show, once again, the magnitude of the inequality problem plaguing the United States. The first, the US Census Bureau’s annual income and poverty report, shows that, despite the economy’s supposed recovery from the Gr...
"Law And Solidarity: Reflections On August 1914" by Simon Deakin NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 10 Minutes ago
On the occasion of the centenary of the outbreak of the war in Europe, it is my great privilege to give this address to the graduating Masters class of 2014, and to continue the historic ties between Cambridge and Louvain. A century ago, our two univ...
"The ECB’s Faulty QE Weapon" by Daniel Gros NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 44 Minutes ago
With inflation in the eurozone stubbornly remaining on a downward trajectory, pressure on the European Central Bank to do “something” to prevent outright deflation is growing. This “something” is usually understood t...
"Pedro Sánchez And The Political Challenges For The PSOE" by Juan Rodríguez-Teruel NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The new leader of the Spanish Socialists will have to face-up to Podemos and new left demands, political reform and the Catalan question. After very poor results in the European elections, the leader of the Spanish social democrats, A. Pérez R...
"Policy-Makers Need To Be More Open About The Benefits Of Immigration" by Jonathan Portes NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The right to free movement is one of the founding principles of the European Union, however it has also been a source of controversy, particularly among Eurosceptic parties across Europe. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, ...
"What’s The Difference Between Growth And Prosperity?" by Henning Meyer NEW
Social Europe 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) has released another very interesting interview. Marshall Auerback talks to Peter Victor, an economist working in the faculty of environmental studies at York University, Canada, about the different betw...