Pressing the limits
Robin Blackburn says that publicly controlled social funds could play a central role in a transition from a very unequal and crisis-prone world

Global welfare
Nigel Harris exaggerates when he writes of a new global civil society, says Robin Blackburn. In reality, it is tiny, fragmented and lacking any transformative perspective. Adding to Harris's 'global left agenda', Blackburn suggests how the corporations that run the world can be made to pay for a new system of global welfare