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James Meadway is an economist and former adviser to shadow chancellor John McDonnell.
The shadow chancellor has placed resilience at the centre of her approach, opening up a space that might usefully stretch beyond technocratic social democracy.
Labour’s call for universal internet access fell flat at the 2019 general election – but the pandemic has made it an economic imperative.
The British government appears intent on driving through a radical shift in the data standards we have grown used to.
The emissions of the wealthiest have continued to rise, leaving the poor to bear the brunt of decarbonising.
Ultra-low interest rates and quantitative easing have aided tech companies’ extractive business model.
With the cost of government borrowing at record lows, the public sector pay freeze and overseas aid budget cut are throwbacks to austerity.
The investment required to protect citizens from the climate crisis is natural territory for the left.
Demands for rapid deficit reduction must be resisted as economically unnecessary and socially harmful.
A deadlock between a Democrat presidency and a Republican Senate would leave the country’s profound failings unaddressed.
In a new era of permanent crisis, we should embrace Universal Basic Income and short-time working.