economic policy

The Guardian view on Labour’s worker ownership plans: power to the people | Editorial

The Guardian view on Labour’s worker ownership plans: power to the people | Editorial

Labour can outflank the Tories by rethinking the firm and who controls its surplus rather than just nationalising itIn 1970 Milton Friedman published his seminal “greed is good” essay in the New York
Brexit Won’t Solve Boris Johnson’s Europe Problem

Brexit Won’t Solve Boris Johnson’s Europe Problem

The Prime Minister may still struggle to move on from the Tory civil war over Europe that cost his predecessors their jobs.
Containing Paranoia as Well as a Deadly Virus

Containing Paranoia as Well as a Deadly Virus

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Brussels Edition: Another 5G Setback for Trump

Brussels Edition: Another 5G Setback for Trump

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Merkel’s Partner Wants to Forget Talk of Ditching Coalition

Merkel’s Partner Wants to Forget Talk of Ditching Coalition

Talk of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government or demanding huge concessions has all but evaporated as Germany’s Social Democrats gathered for another round of coalition talks.

The 2020 candidates’ positions—and records—on economic issues that affect women

More context on the presidential candidates' track records on topics like sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
U.S., EU Sketch Battle Lines to Reset Trade Talks

U.S., EU Sketch Battle Lines to Reset Trade Talks

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Global unrest has one, massive root cause: inequality | Michael Massing

Global unrest has one, massive root cause: inequality | Michael Massing

The 2008 crash stripped the sheen off global capitalism. We’re still living with the effects The popular protests that erupted in 2019 and have continued to rumble – from France and Spain in Europe to
If Merkel Wants to Fix Germany’s Economy, She Needs to Hurry

If Merkel Wants to Fix Germany’s Economy, She Needs to Hurry

Angela Merkel is running out of time to reset the German economy before her era as chancellor draws to a close.
Moving the House of Lords to York would do nothing to fix the north-south divide | Tom Kibasi

Moving the House of Lords to York would do nothing to fix the north-south divide | Tom Kibasi

This tokenistic plan undermines the government’s claim that it wants to tackle regional inequalityA new House of Lords will not be built in York for a simple reason: such an endeavour is replete with
Buoyant jobs market eases pressure on Bank of England to cut rates

Buoyant jobs market eases pressure on Bank of England to cut rates

Number in employment hits joint record high of 32.9 million in three months to NovemberBritain’s jobs market staged a stronger than expected recovery in the three months to November, according to
UK shrugs off Brexit uncertainty with backing of global CEOs

UK shrugs off Brexit uncertainty with backing of global CEOs

PwC poll shows Britain’s stability makes it increasingly attractive place to invest Government hopes of an economic boost from an easing of Brexit uncertainty have been boosted by a poll showing that
Putin Outlines Sweeping Powers for State Council in Shakeup

Putin Outlines Sweeping Powers for State Council in Shakeup

President Vladimir Putin proposed giving broad new authority to set the direction of foreign, domestic and economic policy to the State Council as part of the constitutional overhaul he announced last
Brussels Edition: Seeking a Way Forward in Libya

Brussels Edition: Seeking a Way Forward in Libya

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Blair built on Thatcher’s legacy. That’s a simple fact | Phil McDuff

Blair built on Thatcher’s legacy. That’s a simple fact | Phil McDuff

Labour MP Zarah Sultana’s comments linking the two provoked wrath. But why were they even controversial?In her maiden speech to the House of Commons, the new Labour MP for Coventry South, Zarah
IMF boss says global economy risks return of Great Depression

IMF boss says global economy risks return of Great Depression

Kristalina Georgieva compares today with “roaring 1920s” and criticises UK wealth gapThe head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy risks a return of the Great
IMF boss says global economy risks return of Great Depression

IMF boss says global economy risks return of Great Depression

Kristalina Georgieva compares today with “roaring 1920s” and criticises UK wealth gapThe head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy risks a return of the Great
UK channels aid budget as it seeks closer ties with Africa post-Brexit

UK channels aid budget as it seeks closer ties with Africa post-Brexit

£395m trade boost is aimed at countering China’s spending on the continentBritain has unveiled plans to channel part of the £14bn aid budget through the City as it seeks to exploit the global reach of
Russia Moves Quickly to Make Putin’s New Vision a Reality

Russia Moves Quickly to Make Putin’s New Vision a Reality

Vladimir Putin’s new prime minister pledged to work with business and overhaul the cabinet after a surprise shakeup that may enable the president to extend his 20-year rule.
A $453 Billion Bond Manager Is Shifting Bets From India to China

A $453 Billion Bond Manager Is Shifting Bets From India to China

Western Asset Management Co. is reducing its Indian government bond holdings as tensions around a new citizenship law and the Kashmir region cloud the economic outlook.