economic policy

Airbnb, Uber, eBay: in this intangible world workers must adapt to survive | John Harris

Airbnb, Uber, eBay: in this intangible world workers must adapt to survive | John Harris

As the old forms of physical production fall away, the future looks bright for those who reinvent themselves – and ominous for those who can’tAs descriptions of capitalism go, it’s surely one of the
Defiant Merkel Critics Press Her to Consider Minority Rule

Defiant Merkel Critics Press Her to Consider Minority Rule

If Angela Merkel has emerged weaker from the fall election and failed attempt to form a coalition, then some in her party want to weaken her further still.
Polish Finance Minister Promoted to PM in Government Shakeup

Polish Finance Minister Promoted to PM in Government Shakeup

Poland’s ruling Law & Justice party is turning to a western-educated banker to sell the vision to its allies.
Hammond suggests disabled workers to blame for sluggish economy – video

Hammond suggests disabled workers to blame for sluggish economy – video

The chancellor appears in front of the Treasury select committee to answer questions on the November budget and says 'high levels of engagement in the workforce, for example of disabled people' may be
Don’t let the Tories fool you: we must borrow to invest | Owen Jones

Don’t let the Tories fool you: we must borrow to invest | Owen Jones

There will be a rightwing backlash against Labour’s strategy for reviving the economy, but it is clearly the right approachHere is a story about how crude dogma and a factually baseless political
Philip Hammond causes storm with remarks about disabled workers

Philip Hammond causes storm with remarks about disabled workers

Disability charity Scope and others call for chancellor to withdraw his comments implying disabled people are to blame for sluggish economyDisability charity Scope called on Philip Hammond to withdraw
David Davis is bluffing on Brexit. And now it’s clear for all to see | Rafael Behr

David Davis is bluffing on Brexit. And now it’s clear for all to see | Rafael Behr

The secretary of state’s blustering over the impact assessments reveals one thing: the whole of the government’s Brexit strategy is built on lies and obfuscationIt called to mind Bill Clinton’s
MPs feared a David Davis cover-up. Worse, he had nothing to hide

MPs feared a David Davis cover-up. Worse, he had nothing to hide

The select committee worried that the government wanted to conceal alarming Brexit plans. But there were no plans at allWith its Brexit strategy hurtling off the rails, this could have been a timely
Sewing machines still wanted in Africa | Brief letters

Sewing machines still wanted in Africa | Brief letters

Tools for Self Reliance | Ernest Marples | UK factory orders | Babies beneath the hedges | Labour poll leadI was very interested to read (Letters, 25 November) of the project started by Irene Owens to
Sewing machines still wanted in Africa | Brief letters

Sewing machines still wanted in Africa | Brief letters

Tools for Self Reliance | Ernest Marples | UK factory orders | Babies beneath the hedges | Labour poll leadI was very interested to read (Letters, 25 November) of the project started by Irene Owens to
Why the New Euro-Area Chief Enjoys Emmanuel Macron's Backing

Why the New Euro-Area Chief Enjoys Emmanuel Macron's Backing

Top of the in-tray for the new head of the group of euro-area finance ministers, Mario Centeno of Portugal, is steering reforms in the currency union as the region’s economic recovery takes hold.
Income inequality is getting wider. If the stats count what counts

Income inequality is getting wider. If the stats count what counts

The Tories say the income gap is not growing and cite data that ignores key contributors to the wealth of the top 1% such as capital gains and inheritanceForget all that guff about a growing gap
Income inequality is getting wider. If the stats count what counts

Income inequality is getting wider. If the stats count what counts

The Tories say the income gap is not growing and cite data that ignores key contributors to the wealth of the top 1% such as capital gains and inheritanceForget all that guff about a growing gap
The Brexit ‘patriots’ care little for British history or influence

The Brexit ‘patriots’ care little for British history or influence

Those who seek a hard exit from the EU do so in defiance of old allies in Europe and beyond, and of long-held principles of UK foreign policyPhilip Hammond’s recent budget – are you old enough to
OPINION: Brown’s carbon tax a win-win

OPINION: Brown’s carbon tax a win-win

BY MARK CAMERON, Guest Columnist Patrick Brown’s new platform has been said by some to represent a shift to the centre or left for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. But at its heart it’s a
How the GOP Can Raise Additional Revenue for Tax Bill

How the GOP Can Raise Additional Revenue for Tax Bill

Henrietta Treyz, Veda Partners director of economic policy, discusses the GOP's tax overhaul plan with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
U.S. Rebukes China for Backing Off Market Embrace

U.S. Rebukes China for Backing Off Market Embrace

A member of the Chinese People's Liberation Army stands guard outside the Great Hall of the People ahead of the closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in
Labour leads drive for equality impact assessment of Tory policies

Labour leads drive for equality impact assessment of Tory policies

Lib Dems, SNP and Green MPs co-sign letter as Labour analysis shows women continue to bear brunt of austerityJeremy Corbyn is leading a cross-party effort to force ministers to publish details of the
We’re being hurt by the fixation on economic growth at all costs | Larry Elliott

We’re being hurt by the fixation on economic growth at all costs | Larry Elliott

We have to challenge the tyranny of GDP – the metric that lists speculation, pollution and gambling as being good for the economyThere had never been anything quite like the thick “pea-souper” fog
Industrial strategy must consider the workers too | Letters

Industrial strategy must consider the workers too | Letters

Reactions to the UK’s new industrial strategy and to the 59% fall in apprentice numbersWhile I welcome the publication of the government’s industrial strategy (An industrial strategy ‘for exciting