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Habermas' "The Crisis of the European Union: A Response"

In modern societies 'debt' refers to an economic relationship of incomplete exchange, based on the expectation that it will, at some point, be closed through repayment. As this relationship extends indefinitely into the future the institution of debt is intimately...

Obamanomics

America shows that austerity cramps growth, stimulus aids it. The potential of the UK labour market depends on strategic investment.

The most valuable economic asset any country has is its people. And when those people are squeezed by circumstance, policymakers need to ask...

Why science and technology needs women

Women in science and technology have to work hard to ignore sexist pigeonholing. This government needs to acknowledge that talent is diverse, from education and onwards.

Much has been made of the importance of innovation through science and technology as a means...

Austerity is not a foregone conclusion

“Austerity is not a foregone conclusion”. In this phrase we are reminded that almost everything in politics, from the sort of economy we have, the nature of our democracy to the quality of our public services are not foregone conclusions....

Jobs for the boys

The preoccupation of both Tory strategists and Labour feminists with women voters can’t disguise Labour’s challenge: we’ve got man trouble.



Reversing the historic Tory lead with women was, of course, crucial to New Labour’s political project: a party cannot be a...

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