Policy responses to structural changes in the global economy have also failed to deliver a just economy. Previous waves of technological change have enabled greater offshoring and changed the shape of the labour market, with differential effects on groups in society. Inaction on climate change will have the greatest impact on those who are most vulnerable and are least to blame.
This time must be different. The political response is and must be ours to determine; we must choose a way forward that points to both prosperity and justice. Policymakers who value the goal of a stronger and fairer economy must be ready with a bold and coherent policy programme in response to crisis and change.
This will be the agenda for the Centre for Economic Justice.
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