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A new internationalism on the terms of labour

By Ann Pettifor / 7 June, 2021

If progressive European political parties are to achieve both relevance and electoral success, a paradigm shift is required: away from Social Democracy’s attachment to financialised globalisation. If they aim to defeat nationalism, and to end the cycle of debt inflations and deflations on one side and trade wars on the […]

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Fighting precarity: a paradigm shift from equality-in-prosperity to solidarity-in-wellbeing

By Albena Azmanova / 15 February, 2021

We stand at a pivotal point in history – one that contains the opportunity to replace the equality-in-prosperity formula of progressive politics with a new one: solidarity-in-wellbeing. For the past 100 years, the critique of capitalism has centred on unfair distributive outcomes (economic inequality), as well as the damage that […]

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Reforming the financial structure of ‘small-buffers’ capitalism

By Dirk Bezemer / 17 February, 2021

We live in an advanced form of what the US economist Hyman Minsky had termed ‘money manager capitalism’ 25 years ago. Today, the dominant role played by the captains of industry in the area of industrial capitalism falls to the money managers in charge of hedge funds and pension funds. […]

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Using the history of technological revolutions to understand the present and shape the future

By Carlota Perez / 17 February, 2021

The beginning of the year 2021 feels like a crossroads. We have now been through three major crises in the last 20 years, each worse than the last: the dotcom bubble of 2000, the Great Recession of 2008, and the global recession triggered by the Covid pandemic, bringing what might […]

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Making the Case for ‘Progressive Reglobalisation’ (Part 2)

By Tony Payne / 16 March, 2020

We need to move away urgently from the dead-end of ‘progressive deglobalisation’ and its fatal embrace of nationalism.

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Making the Case for ‘Progressive Reglobalisation’ (Part 1)

By Tony Payne / 16 March, 2020

Globalisation is not going away, and this poses a serious challenge to progressives. Part of the problem is that the concept itself is still widely misunderstood.

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Is globalisation doomed?

By Pascal Lamy / 13 March, 2020

Reforming capitalism remains priority number one. It is urgent. Keeping dreaming of an alternative, and trying to devise it might help us getting there.

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The future as alter-globalisation

By Heikki Patomäki / 12 March, 2020

The belief in the efficiency of free-trade globalisation is based on abstract microeconomic reasoning disconnected from our real world.

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Resisting surveillance

By Shoshana Zuboff / 7 June, 2019

Surveillance Capitalism uses our data for generating revenues – but without our knowledge or control.

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Cognitive capitalism and the assault on democracy

By Laurent Alexandre / 19 May, 2019

In the light of Artificial Intelligence, everything needs to be re-thought: from our idea of a human being to every aspect of society.

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