A bank transaction tax would win votes.
Wait, Osborne wants the rich to pay more tax?
David Aaronovitch reviews new books about wealth and inequality by Linda Tirado, John Kampfner and Danny Dorling.
When it comes to solutions to our post-crisis problems, Martin Wolf argues, the first step is to jettison the straitjacket of mainstream economics – and this he proceeds to do.
Political expediency trumps the needs of the most desperate.
Something seems to have gone structurally wrong with all of the advanced economies: their ailment is chronic, not acute.
Offering sky-high “affordable” rents instead of building more social housing is absurd. For the younger generations locked out of buying, the consequences are catastrophic.
Mazzucato wins the inaugural prize for her work on the “entrepreneurial state” and innovation in the public sector.
The myth of the “poor ex-husband” persists, even though the evidence shows that women and children are too often the victims of post-divorce inequality.
As part of National Work-Life Balance Week, we’re all being encouraged only to work our contracted hours today. But what if you don’t want a “work-life balance”, you just want a life?
Six world-class thinkers have been shortlisted for the inaugural New Statesman/SPERI prize in political economy, which will be announced in October.
The dominance of the capital threatens to choke the life from the rest of the United Kingdom. We must act before it is too late
The recent dissolution of the government reflects the increasing pressure on Hollande to turn around a dire economic outlook.
Cases like that of “Baby Gammy” or the adoptive mother who allegedly turned down a baby because it was born with a disability are welcome distractions from the bigger, deeper problems faced by parents and disabled children under austerity.
Women now face worse gender pay discrimination during the second half of their careers.
Attempts to understand the success of Isis in Iraq would benefit from Marxist analysis, since social and economic factors are the key to explaining Sunni Arab support for, and complicity with, the group.
We need to reform regressive taxes, not progressive ones.
GDP may be rising, but wage growth is at its lowest level on record. There is no recovery for most voters.
The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand.
Has the government's series of changes to European rules been too slow, and too limited, to convince the public that Britain should remain in the EU?
The campaign to aid victims hit by the collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory last year has produced results, but decent working conditions for all is still a long way off.
In contrast to previous recessions, after Lehman Brothers crashed the belief that excessive benefits bred indolence spread. This view was endorsed by 61 per cent by 2009.
What would a rate rise mean for Londoners? London Labour Assembly member Andrew Dismore warns homeowners of soaring mortgage repayments, defaults and repossessions.
With the freedom to work, organise and fight, sex workers will end coercion in the trade.
Given that developing countries face vastly different challenges with vastly different capacities to respond, we must stop thinking of them as members of a single club.
In the latest arts budget, 47 per cent of spending will go to London-based organisations – why does the capital’s cultural excellence have to come at the expense of projects everywhere else?
Labour is claiming today that 8 out of 10 new private sector jobs created since 2010 have been in London; the Tories say 3 out of 4 of them have been created outside the capital. Which is it?
The proposed plan could increase pressure for tax cuts and undermine the contributory principle.
Is it time to relinquish fantasies of winning in exchange for the greater prize of shared progress?
If Scotland votes for independence, it will create a completely different economic context for the two new countries that emerge.