Our economic model is broken, with longstanding structural weaknesses in how we organise our economy and for whom. Our future will depend on our capacity for institutional reimagining, and on our ability to rethink and reshape how we produce and distribute wealth in more democratic and sustainable ways than present. A decade on from the financial crisis of 2008, the conditions are ripe for change. Shifts of the required magnitude have been achieved before and we believe are possible to do again. This issue considers our economic future, the type of economy we want to build, and the institutional turns that can help us find our way to a future of shared plenty.
- Editorial/ Mathew Lawrence and Carys Roberts
- Searching for an alternative economic model / Dani Rodrik, Carlota Perez, Anastasia Nesvetailova, Donald J Harris, Laurie Macfarlane and Diane Perrons
- Time for change / Tom Kibasi
- There is no alternative: Strategies for economic transformation / Christine Berry
- Imagining real world utopias / William Davies
- Understanding capitalism / Nancy Fraser in conversation with Ann Pettifor
- Managers, not markets/ Sahil Jai Dutta, Samuel Knafo, Richard Lane and Steffan Wyn-Jones
- One more left-wing heave? John Curtice
- Progressive politics in an era of anti-politics / Eliane Glaser
- Winning back the working class / Claire Ainsley
- The great reversal/ Elizabeth Anderson
- Welcome to the Anthropocene/ Simon L Lewis and Mark A Maslin
- Exploring our latent potential / Will Stronge and Danielle Guizzo Archela
- Normalising Britain / Duncan Weldon
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.