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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Economy

Covid-19 and the case for a digital commons

The pandemic has led to major changes in how we work and live. Most striking is the accelerating growth of the data economy and its dominant digital giants. We must bring our data under local, democratic control.

06/08/2020
Blog post Devolution & local leadership Economy Automation Business Science & technology Metro mayors Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Creating a digital commons

These days, virtually every action we take produces some form of digital trail. This report sets out what public policy for the data economy should look like, as part of building a fairer, more sustainable economy for the future.

06/08/2020
Publication Report Economy Centre for Economic Justice IPPR

The future is ours: Women, automation and equality in the digital age

Automation will produce significant productivity gains that will reshape specific sectors and occupations. These gains are likely to be recirculated, with jobs reallocated rather than eliminated, economic output increased, and new sources of wealth created.

16/07/2019
Publication Report Economy Automation Equality Centre for Economic Justice IPPR

The Digital Commonwealth: From private enclosure to collective benefit

At the forefront of the platform economy are Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon and Apple – they have accumulated the most data, developed the most advanced analytical capabilities and gained greatest ownership...

07/09/2018
Publication Report Economy Commission on Economic Justice IPPR