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  • EU • Social Investment • Economy
    Hugh Frazer and Sebastiano Sabato - 29 May 2015
    What is the current state of social investment in Europe?
  • Economics • Classics • Meade
    Martin O’Neill - 28 May 2015
    Efficiency, Equality and the Ownership of Property is a brilliant exploration of what a more egalitarian society might look like
  • Labour • Economics • Tax
    Stephen Beer - 22 May 2015
    As the contenders for the Labour leadership begin to set out their stalls, what economic questions should they face?
  • Economy • Debt • Finances
    Nida Broughton - 21 May 2015
    Young people are less financially resilient today than before the crisis. That matters for society – and also for economic stability
  • UK election • Economy • Labour
    Roger Liddle - 14 May 2015
    Labour's offer to the country was fatally flawed on economic competence and Ed Miliband paid the price
  • Labour • Election • Economy
    Patrick Diamond - 11 May 2015
    The party’s calamitous defeat was not the rejection of a man, but his ideas
  • Germany - State of the Left
    Hanno Burmester, Philipp Sälhoff and Marie Wachinger - 30 April 2015
    Despite suspicion, the nudge theory may have a place in the process of party reform
  • State of the Left - Denmark
    Kristian Weise - 30 April 2015
    Having doggedly pursued a tough programme of reform, Denmark's Social Democrats are now recovering in the polls
  • State of the Left - United Kingdom
    Hopi Sen - 30 April 2015
    The main parties have not done much to reach out to new supporters in this campaign. That explains the likely stalemate
  • State of the Left - Hungary
    Erin Marie Saltman - 30 April 2015
    Jobbik’s rebrand is bringing electoral success, but its true nature isn’t hard to track down

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