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Paul Mason is a New Statesman contributing writer, author and film-maker. As economics editor at Newsnight, then Channel 4 News, he covered the global financial crisis, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and the Gaza war. His latest book is Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being.
The No 10 adviser’s blog suggests he may subscribe to the theory being used by the US right to whip up hostility towards China.
A very long-term analysis of returns on investment suggests a new paradigm is emerging. Can politicians do anything about it?
Keir Starmer should throw aside political caution to defeat the arguments from the right for new cuts.
Rather than forcing workers to pay the price of the crisis, the government should borrow and tax the wealthy.
The same voters who were hostile to Labour over Brexit are hostile to the party “playing politics” with the Covid-19 crisis.
Nothing in Tory ideology has prepared this generation of politicians for the scale of state intervention required.
The absurdity of the current official predictions masks a profound fear among the elite that only the left has answers.
The Podemos leader and Spanish deputy prime minister outlines the government's radical proposal to support living standards.
The government should use newly created money to fund the dramatic increase required in the national debt.
Future generations and the wealthy, rather than working people and their families, must bear the economic cost of the pandemic.