Laurie Laybourn-Langton writes that measuring the economy is political - and economic measurement dominates politics.
Subcontracting and privatising key services allows employers to wash their hands of responsibility for poor pay and conditions. By Luther Blisset.
We shouldn't try to ensure that a few people can escape poverty. We should be eliminating poverty for everyone. By Connor Devine.
Joni Cohen writes that workers should be paid for the time they spend travelling to work.
How do we ensure that the collapse of Carillion proves a true watershed moment in how we organise society? By Colin Leys.
Grace Blakeley investigates the curious case of Carillion: how the company’s slow decline and abrupt liquidation reveals the nature of modern capitalism.
The collapse of Carillion could be a watershed moment. Let's seize it to end economically disastrous outsourcing schemes. By Cat Hobbs.
The online currency started as an alternative to the failed financial system – but as a huge bubble inflates and bankers board the bandwagon, Tom Walker argues bitcoin has drowned in greed
Oliver Lemon explores what a 'robot tax' could look like, and whether it's an idea whose time has come.
Consensus seems to have shifted, but austerity is far from over. The chancellor has committed us to yet more years of misery while the rich get richer, writes Richard Seymour.
A very social economist
Hilary Wainwright says the ideas of Robin Murray, who died in June, offer a practical alternative to neoliberalism
Put public purpose at the heart of government
Victoria Chick stresses the need to restore the public good to economic decision-making
Back to basics
Barb Jacobson on the campaign for an unconditional basic income
A world without work: an interview with Nick Srnicek, co-author of Inventing the Future
The World Transformed organiser Joseph Todd speaks to Nick Srnicek about his recent book making the case for a post-work society
The ‘new colonialism’: Rio Tinto in Madagascar
As its wealth is seized by foreign interests, Africa is facing a colonial invasion in many ways as devastating as the one it suffered in the nineteenth century. Ross Hemingway reports.
Ignore the critics, Labour is right to consider a basic income
A universal basic income isn’t something for nothing, but rather a recognition of a right to a meaningful life beyond the needs of the market, writes Andrew Dolan
Inequality: the slow revolution
In an extract from his new book, Inequality and the 1%, Danny Dorling argues that we need a nonviolent war of attrition against the rich
Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the economy
'Osborne looks like a man who can’t believe his luck'
Summer event: the Spark
A week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music, art and more, looking at the fight for social justice in the UK and around the world to take place in June
Time for a Basic Income
One year ago Red Pepper published a piece on the Basic Income, is it time to consider this idea a little more seriously? writes Andrew Dolan
David Harvey interview: The importance of postcapitalist imagination
From housing to wages, David Harvey says examining capitalism's contradictions can point the way towards an alternative world
Straight outta Kilburn: a manifesto to challenge neoliberalism
If neoliberalism has failed, why does it keep on going? Red Pepper caught up with the authors of the ‘Kilburn Manifesto’ to discuss their effort to find fresh ways out of the impasse
An income of one’s own: the citizen’s income
Bill Jordan says the citizen’s income is an idea whose time has come
The who, what and where of work
Karel Williams, Sukhdev Johal and Andrew Bowman introduce our 'The future isn't working' theme by looking at industrial strategy
A different way of doing things
Robin Murray explores the potential of co-ops to form the basis of an alternative economy
A bank worth backing
Christopher Hird looks at how the Co-op Bank has fared in the financial crisis
Co-operatise the state?
Can the co-op movement be one source of alternatives to marketisation? Hilary Wainwright explores
It’s all at the co-op
Jim Keogan reports on how co-ops are combining economic resilience with egalitarianism
The banks’ real stress test is still to come
The solvency of Europe’s governments has been under the spotlight in recent months, but Europe’s fragile and under-reformed banking system is a disaster waiting to happen, says Hugo Radice
Plan B and beyond
Dexter Whitfield argues that Compass’s alternative economic strategy, Plan B, is not enough
Richard Wilkinson interview: ‘The Spirit Level’ three years on
Tom Robinson talks to Richard Wilkinson, co-author of The Spirit Level, the influential book on inequality which is now being made into a documentary
The consequences of the EU bank rescue
Hugo Radice outlines the implications of the European Central Banks' recent actions to support the European Union's banking sector.
The euro: break or remake?
Kenneth Haar opens our debate about the future of the euro
Jeremy Hardy thinks… about a planned economy
'Millions of people have mind-numbing and soul-destroying jobs manufacturing crap we don’t need'
Economic crisis and post-capitalism
Mat Little interviews the economist Harry Shutt about economic crisis and the left alternative
The 2011 Budget and its global context
Hugo Radice picks apart Osborne's budget, and predicts difficult times ahead for the UK economy.
Bad news and more bad news?
Hugo Radice on the UK's latest GDP figures, and how they relate to the global economic context.
There is an alternative – unlock the surplus
UK companies are sitting on £600 billion, writes Duncan Weldon
The illusion of poverty reduction
'Microfinance' is much-celebrated, but has a terrible record, argues Milford Bateman
Countering the cuts myths
The government and the press say we are in the grip of a debt crisis caused by the 'bloated' public sector. Here, Red Pepper debunks the myths used to push cuts to jobs and public services