Failure to deliver
10 July 2021
Major financial institutions have cited Deliveroo’s employment practices for its disastrous public share launch. Alice Martin and Tom Powdrill look at what went wrong and what it might mean for workers’ rights
Where’s left in Cornwall?
9 June 2021
Shifting Cornish landscapes have brought with them substantial social change writes Naomi Rescorla-Brown
Why planning is political
23 February 2021
Andrea Sandor explores how community-led developments are putting democracy at the heart of the planning process
Review – Bank Job
20 February 2021
Jake Woodier reviews a new documentary film that brings heist aesthetics to a story of debt activism
From dole to gold
24 August 2020
Today’s welfare system is notoriously punitive, but in the 1980s it provided the basis of future Olympic success, argues Peter Goulding
Debt cancellation is vital for global recovery
9 August 2020
Cancelling debt for poor countries is desperately needed to shore up public health systems, social protections and address global structural inequality writes Claudia Webbe MP
Democracy in focus: follow the dark money…
10 January 2020
The UK’s unwritten constitution protects the world’s financial crooks and tax dodgers. Test your ability to expose them with our quiz, compiled by Adam Ramsay
Work less, play more
21 February 2019
David Frayne writes that the shorter working week promises more freedom and
A four-day working week is within our grasp
1 February 2019
A new report from Autonomy proposes a radical set of policies to boost the economy and improve quality of life by shortening the working week, writes Eleanor Penny
How to finance our future
30 January 2019
We can harness the power of public finance to bankroll a better future, writes Lavinia Steinfort
24 September 2018
Grace Blakeley dissects the failure of finance capital and calls for radical measures to take it back under democratic control
The economics that came in from the cold
24 August 2018
Tory-supporting media have been portraying Jeremy Corbyn as a Soviet fellow-traveller, while unnoticed the shadow chancellor sets out a vision that breaks with the old bureaucratic state model. By Hilary Wainwright.
Flipping the script on our economic stories
15 March 2018
What is the story of the economy in Britain? Who gets to shape public opinion about what it’s for, how it’s broken and how it can be fixed? Christine Berry explains the findings of the new report 'Framing the Economy'.
Economic Science Fictions
6 March 2018
Will Davies argues for utopian thinking to unseat the dangerous myths of our current economic system.
Lies, damn lies, and GDP
20 February 2018
Laurie Laybourn-Langton writes that measuring the economy is political - and economic measurement dominates politics.
Wages for Commuting
25 January 2018
Joni Cohen writes that workers should be paid for the time they spend travelling to work.
Carillion’s missing millions
19 January 2018
Grace Blakeley investigates the curious case of Carillion: how the company’s slow decline and abrupt liquidation reveals the nature of modern capitalism.