Tag: Social

A Single Market for many Labour Markets

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The European Commission plans to set up a European Labour Authority (ELA) to ensure and control social standards for those who work in another Member State. Jan Cremers, however, says it lacks teeth. The ELA’s main task should be to complement, monitor and supervise the activities of labour inspectorates and other national compliance and enforcement… Read more »

Inequality as a Health Hazard

The chronic stress of competition for social status and rank is taking a toll on people’s health in developed societies. The more hierarchically a society is organised, the more stressful social contact becomes. Hundreds of studies show the powerful impact of social relationships on health. Inequality is bad for people’s health. Everybody’s health. It’s in… Read more »