The UK economy is in need of fundamental reform. Change is possible and has been achieved before, but will require confronting concentrations of wealth, income and power. To do this, the UK should look beyond its borders to policies pursued in other countries that have sought to ‘hardwire’ the economy for justice.
This issue sets out the economic alternatives, their relevance to the UK and the determinants of policy and campaign success.
- Editorial / Carys Roberts and Joshua Emden
- Struggling for change / Ian Bruff
- Delivering inclusive growth / Rachel Statham
- Delivering a mission-oriented industrial strategy / Laurie Macfarlane and George Dibb
- The politics and potential of the Green New Deal/ Johanna Bozuwa
- Why the remunicipalisation movement is growing / Satoko Kishimoto
- Land value capture: The impossible tax / Edwin Loo
- Increasing taxes on wealth / Rajiv Prabhakar
- Sharing and caring/ Sara Mahmoud
- Building a public culture of economics / Reema Patel
- Escaping shock therapy / Isabella M Weber
- Brexit: it’s the economy, stupid / John Curtice
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.