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Productive Purpose

Investment, competitiveness and the new economics

A coherent economic strategy that increases productive investment and improves competitiveness would enthuse those eager for change without departing from mainstream economics.
By Bryan Gould
April 2016

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Argument or organisation?

The battle over membership of the European Union

This report presents the main findings and conclusions from a Fabian Society and GQRR poll which explored attitudes and arguments about the referendum campaign.
By Olivia Bailey
April 2016

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Spring 2016

Fabian Review

The forthcoming spring issue of Fabian Review outlines new opportunities for transforming attitudes to welfare and new approaches to tackling poverty. With Andrew Harrop, Olivia Bailey and Alison McGovern.

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The Greatest Divide

Discussion paper

The gap between rich and poor is set to rise even further by 2030 - but there is nothing inevitable about this polarisation.
By Andrew Harrop
December 2015

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Winter 2015

Fabian Review

This edition of Fabian Review previews a crucial year for the future shape of the nation. With Nick Forbes, Ivan Lewis, Jonathan Rutherford and Sarah Sackman, plus Mary Riddell interviews the shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

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Outward to the World

How the left's foreign policy can face the future

Today's left needs to unite around a new internationalism.
Foreword by Hilary Benn MP and introduction by Mark Leonard
December 2015

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Practising What We Preach

Women and the Labour party

The first of a new diversity series looks at what Labour needs to do to improve the representation of women.
By Olivia Bailey
December 2015

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The Tax Detox

Winning public consent for radical tax reform

Tax is not inherently unpopular, and it is possible to win public consent for reforms which are becoming imperative.
By Daisy-Rose Srblin
December 2015

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Making the case for public spending

A Touchstone Extra publication

This report published by the TUC and commissioned from the Fabian Society sets out how public investment will lay the foundation for future growth and prosperity.
By Robert Tinker
November 2015

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Hungry for Change

The final report of the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty 

The government must do more to ensure households on low incomes have access to enough good quality food.
By Cameron Tait
October 2015

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Autumn 2015

Fabian Review

This issue of Fabian Review asks how Labour should do the job it has been elected to do this time: oppose the first majority Conservative government of the 21st century. With Ruth Davis, Tess Lanning and Helen Hayes MP, plus an interview by Mary Riddell with Chuka Umunna MP  on life after Corbyn.

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The Generation Game

Spending priorities for an ageing society

Ideas from the three main parties on addressing the challenges of our ageing society.
By Ed Wallis
September 2015

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Stakeholder Schools

Why collaboration is key to the next stage of school reform

Dialogue and trust should be at the heart of how schools improve in the future in a new, more transparent system.
By Robert Tinker
September 2015

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Leading Labour

The Fabian essays

Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall set out their vision for Labour ahead of the leadership election.
August 2015

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Tax for our times

How the left can reinvent taxation

Tax reform needs to be put back in the hands of the many and this collection offers perspectives on reimagining tax for modern times.
Edited by Daisy-Rose Srblin
August 2015

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Never Again

Lessons from Labour's key seats

What lessons need to be learned from Labour's 2015 election defeat and in particular from the key battleground seats?
Edited by Sally Keeble and Will Straw
July 2015

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Summer 2015

Fabian Review

Following a crushing electoral defeat, the summer edition of the Fabian Review asks how Labour can flourish once again in Britain. With Dan Corry, Patricia Hewitt, James Morris and Ed Wallis, plus an interview with Dan Jarvis MP by Mary Riddell.

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The Local Health Service?

How to balance local control and national standards in access to health care

Getting the balance right between national, local and frontline control of our health service is crucial.
Edited by Anya Pearson and Ed Wallis
July 2015

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