The former Goldman Sachs economist was an advocate of the Northern Powerhouse.
The benefits of growth are more unfairly distributed than ever, says Neil James.
Andrew Harrop plots a path from here to there.
I believe we are in a position not dissimilar to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: do we jump and hope it doesn’t kill us, or stay put and hope to dodge the bullets.
For a second time, this prize - a collaboration between the New Statesman and Sheffield University - will recognise the most exciting scholarship in the field of political economy.
Financiers Greybull Capital have promised to resurrect the name “British Steel” in their takeover of parts of Tata Steel UK. What does this mean for the golden age of British industrial design?
The wilful blindness of governments striving for good employment figures and regeneration, following industrial decline, has led to companies exploiting their workers through agencies with increasing ease.
Even IMF researchers are calling time on free market dogma and the neoliberal orthodoxies of the past 30 years.
The idea that Britain is an island that can insulate itself from the fallout that comes with failing states, armed conflict, and poverty is an anachronism.
A referendum on 5 June, triggered by a 100,000-strong petition, will determine whether the country transforms its welfare state with a monthly no-obligations cash handout available to all.
Big business is driving down wages, failing to invest, and funnelling rewards to the richest. Entrepreneurs - and the state - need to fill the gap.
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