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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Economy

Labour pains on the economy: A brief explainer

The Labour leadership has got itself into a right mess over the government’s fiscal charter. Some of this is just the result of political mismanagement and chronic mishandling of the media. But there...

Blog post Budget Economy Expert comment

Bewildered in Brighton: Five observations on the Labour conference

This week I had an essay in the Labour conference edition of the New Statesman, on the decline of social democracy. The title gives a clue as to the content: ‘ In the valley of death ’. Nothing...

Blog post Economy Party conferences Expert comment

Definancialisation: A democratic reformation of finance

This report sets out an ambitious agenda for 'definancialisation', for rolling back the socially useless aspects of modern finance and advancing both its productive potential and the democratic...

Publication Economy Report

Living beyond our means

Here, we really are living beyond our means - and have been for the last three decades. Official figures for the first three quarters of the year show that 2013 is set to be the 30th consecutive...

Blog post Economy Business Expert comment