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Why this white paper on industrial strategy is good news (mostly)

P raise be. A Conservative government has published a comprehensive industrial strategy which explicitly acknowledges that the state has a key role to play in steering and coordinating economic …

04/12/2017
Michael Jacobs
Blog post Long read Economy Commission on Economic Justice

Five Lessons Learned from General Election 2017

After the most astonishing election result in living memory, whose political outcome on the morning after is deeply unclear, is there anything we can say at this point we have learned? Here are five …

14/06/2017
Michael Jacobs
Blog post Expert comment Power & politics

The commission debates its interim report

The Commission had its second full meeting on May 11th. It took place at Roots and Shoots, a youth employment charity in Lambeth. Before the formal meeting Commissioners had a presentation from …

24/05/2017
Michael Jacobs
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

The Commission meets at Lambeth Palace

The Commission’s first full meeting took place at Lambeth Palace on January 30th, at the invitation of the  Archbishop of Canterbury  (one of our Commissioners). Over four hours of lively debate …

31/01/2017
Michael Jacobs
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

Industrial strategy: do they really mean it?

When Theresa May created a new Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy after taking office last summer, plenty of eyebrows were raised. Industrial strategy, it was widely remarked, was …

24/01/2017
Michael Jacobs
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice