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JM Keynes was convinced that if democracies failed to tackle mass unemployment, people would turn to dictatorships. We must urgently remember his warning.
A new public attitudes project reveals increasing support among Conservatives for raising corporation tax, capital gains tax and taxes on the wealthy.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email email@example.com to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
Keir Starmer has rebuilt Labour into a credible opposition party. But his electoral and strategic task remains formidable.
The anthropologist and best-selling author will be remembered for a life spent fighting for a freer, more joyous and egalitarian world.
Insisting on taxing the rich to pay for increased public spending now will help weaken arguments for cuts later.
As the government’s furlough scheme ends, Britain risks mass unemployment on a scale not seen since the 1980s.
With UK unemployment forecast to reach its highest level since 1984, the Chancellor should maintain fiscal support until the economy has returned to health.
Lockdown was for too long allowed to be an existential space.
The Chancellor’s allies fear his likeability and influence will fade as the furlough scheme ends.
The UK government has been silent while France, Germany and Spain allocate billions of euros to investing in the future.