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  • Finance • Economy • Recession
    Adair Turner - 30 March 2015
    How do we stop the financial system from occasionally blowing up the world and producing – as it has post 2007/8 – a severe post-crisis recession?
  • State of the Left - United Kingdom
    Hopi Sen - 21 March 2015
    An inconclusive election in May is unlikely to be followed by the same stability provided by the current coalition
  • State of the Left - United States
    John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira - 21 March 2015
    Democrats may be preparing to unite around Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid, but there is plenty of ideological jostling to come
  • State of the Left - Sweden
    Katrine Marçal - 21 March 2015
    The opposition parties blink first, giving Sweden’s social democrats the chance to govern
  • State of the Left - Spain
    Jorge Galindo and Antonio Roldan - 20 March 2015
    A centrist force is now threatening the already beleaguered PSOE
  • State of the Left • Belgium
    Jan Cornillie - 20 March 2015
    Forget Syriza: the real threat to social democrats in northern Europe comes from rightwing populism and green optimism
  • State of the Left - Mexico
    Arturo Franco - 20 March 2015
    Mexico's left-leaning political parties have not lived up to the challenge facing them
  • State of the Left - Germany
    Michael Miebach - 20 March 2015
    Struggling in the polls, the social democrats still need to learn the lessons of their defeat in 2013
  • State of the Left - Austria
    Philip Rathgeb - 20 March 2015
    Thanks to resistance from their centre-right grand coalition partner, the Austrian social democrats' plan to tax the rich has backfired
  • State of the Left - Netherlands
    René Cuperus - 20 March 2015
    Student protests in Amsterdam signal that political discontent in northern Europe may no longer be confined to ageing, angry rightwingers

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