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How to future-proof the economy: tax all income equally

Most of us work for a living. We aren’t trustafarians, with a nice monthly dividend check from a safely-invested inheritance we didn’t earn. Nor are we corporate titans, with millions in stock …

07/03/2018
John Penrose
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

Ed Cox to leave IPPR North

Having been Director of IPPR North for eight and a half years, it is time to move on. I’m very proud of what we have achieved at IPPR North over these years. When we published Northern …

06/03/2018
Ed Cox
Blog post IPPR North

The democratic dimensions of the Suffragettes' victory

Last week’s centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act was an opportune moment to celebrate the achievements of the Suffragette women who put lives and livelihoods on the line to secure a …

19/02/2018
Ed Cox
Blog post Expert comment Power & politics IPPR North

Can we count on our economic statistics?

Economic statistics are the viewfinder through which we see our economy. When they are timely and accurate, they give a clear, comprehensive picture of how our economic world is evolving. But if they …

06/02/2018
Catherine Colebrook
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

Carillion’s missing millions

Many have argued that the Carillion saga captures everything that is wrong with our economic model. The short-termism and greed that underlie the ideology of shareholder value, the concentration of …

31/01/2018
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

The Growth Delusion

In 1966, the American economist Kenneth Boulding came up with the concept of the “cowboy economy” and the “spaceman economy”. The cowboy economy, suited to an era of sparse population and abundant …

30/01/2018
David Pilling
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

The NHS desperately needs a new vision for the 21st century

This year the NHS turns 70 years old. For seven decades it has been there for us at times of most basic human need, offering care and compassion. The NHS has been a vital friend to millions: it …

22/01/2018
Ara Darzi
Blog post Expert comment Public services