Grace Blakeley is the New Statesman’s economics commentator and a research fellow at IPPR.
There is no good reason why the government should pay private companies to profit from public services.
A global debt crisis, trade wars and a slowing China risk creating a new recession – even before the damage of the last one has been undone.
The free-market model is broken: merely trying to tweak it, as the Independent Group proposes, is futile.
Co-ordinated state action is necessary to address climate change without harming the economy or inflicting the costs on the poorest.
Faced with Nissan’s retreat and the decline of manufacturing, the left should take inspiration from the radical 1976 Lucas Plan.
Having long insisted that there is no money left, the Conservatives are always able to find resources for their political needs.
A financialised economy and weak trade unions mean record employment has done little to increase workers’ pay.
Business leaders know that the free market isn’t working for the majority but continue to resist the transformative change needed.
Germany’s commitment to austerity and its refusal to support fundamental reform of the euro is recklessly complacent.
Until the economy’s overdependence on finance is ended, lower prices risk triggering a recession that costs us all.