I have a new paper out today, co-authored with Christine Berry, called 'Who is winning from COVID-19?' The paper was commissioned by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC).
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is clearly happy for the state to play a larger role in the economy. And yet, by scrapping a perfectly sensible industrial strategy for no good reason, it has all but ensured that the country’s economic problems will remain unsolved.
It’s time to call the speculation that powered the GameStop surge what it really is: socially useless gambling that does more harm than good.
COVID-19 and climate change are two sides of the same coin. To overcome both we must confront their root cause: an economic system that is killing the planet.
The US election is the most divisive in decades. But the fractures running through US society long predate COVID-19.
Landlords hoover up wealth in the good times but expect to be sheltered during the bad. It’s time for a reset.
Instead of squabbling over irrelevant statistics, the Scottish Parliament should unite behind a bold programme of economic transformation.
I have a new paper out today, co-authored by Miriam Brett, called 'Charting a Just and Sustainable Recovery for Scotland: A Plan for Scotland’s Programme for Government'. The paper has been published by the Common Wealth think tank.
If these proposals become law, power will be taken from local elected representatives to unbridled, cash-driven developers
To make homes places to live, rather than accumulate wealth, we need to overcome our addiction to house price growth