Economics

Environment | 13.03.17

Low Carbon Cash

Despite a number of alleged virtues, emissions trading have evolved into a precarious and dangerous mechanism. Lorenzo Fioramonti explains why.

Economics | 22.03.17

Why You Can’t Afford to Buy

The growth of the private rented sector in the UK is well documented, as is the fact that landlords have pushed up house prices. Here Seb Klier of Generation Rent explains why you still can’t afford to buy a home.

Business | 13.03.17

GDP is a Lie

GDP is built on a great lie. Here Lorenzo Fioramonti explains why GDP is such a dangerous number.

Asia | 07.02.17

It’s the Euroasian Economic Union, Stupid

China’s hard, economic clout versus Russia’s soft power. Sure China and Russia are cooperating in the building of a new silk road, but who will win the battle for Central Asia?

Asia | 31.01.17

Chinese Foreign Policy in 5 Minutes

From the New Silk Road to the economic corridor that is the Indian Ocean, Tom Miller gives us an expert breakdown of Chinese Foreign Policy going into 2017.

Environment | 23.09.16

Sacred Cow or Sacred Car?

In this extract from Soil, Not Oil, Vandana Shiva questions the long-term environmental and economic impact of India’s burgeoning love affair with the motorcar

Business | 21.09.16

A Broken System

Christian Felber examines our economic and business system, showing how humans are far from the centre of modern commerce. In this extract from his book, Felber asks whether it is possible to change the way capitalism works – and produce an ‘Economy for the Common Good’

Cities | 26.07.16

Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa

Women are in the majority as economic players in African cities. So why is their labour and business so often written out of economic accounts? In an extract from Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa Mary Kinyanjui asks important questions of the economic role of women

Sociology | 26.07.16

Farewell Santa Claus

Why work? It’s a question we all ask ourselves. In this extract from The Refusal of Work David Frayne meets those who have made a decision to break free of work, and those who struggle to do so

Culture and Media | 26.07.16

In those jeans…

Andrew Brooks recalls the birth of denim and looks at the working class-to-classless history of jeans, in this short extract from Clothing Poverty

Asia | 08.06.16

Yanis Varoufakis on China

Yanis Varoufakis looks at the underlying weaknesses of the Chinese economy, its deep and complex connections with the rest of the global economy and the policy dilemmas it will face in the future

Economics | 25.09.15

Back to Uni Reading List: Economics

As part of our ‘Back To Uni half-price sale’ this week, we’ve put together a few reading lists of our highlights over the last year if you just can’t pick (we know, you want them all).  

Europe | 20.08.15

What Future for Yanis Varoufakis?

Yanis Varoufakis is in the process of becoming an important figure in Greek political life and beyond. But Yanis Varoufakis has also indubitably become a major figure for the Left which is critical of the Euro and someone who will be an important factor in the political reconfigurations which are in the offing. There are good reasons for this

Economics | 14.07.15

Paul Mason: Explaining Yanis Varoufakis

Since resigning from the Syriza government with the immortal words ‘I will wear the creditors loathing with pride’ Yanis Varoufakis has spoken out, detailing the hostility he faced from the EU creditors and European Central Bank. Channel 4 News Economics Editor Paul Mason provides a vital overview of the man who shook European politics and the importance of the book to debates about the future of the European and world economy

Economics | 13.07.15

Yanis Varoufakis Lifts the Lid on Negotiating with the Troika

Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek Finance Minister who resigned his position last week after winning an historic national referendum on the Greek bailout bid, has spoken out in an exclusive interview with the New Statesman. In it he lays bear the tense and frustrating negotiations between the Eurogroup and Greece’s team, claiming he was repeatedly excluded from talks due to his persistent desire to “talk economics…which nobody does.”

Europe | 03.03.15

V for Varoufakis: Yanis in his Own Words

‘The trouble with game theory, as I used to tell my students, is that it takes for granted the players’ motives… But in the current deliberations between our European partners and Greece’s new government, the whole point is to forge new motives.’ – Yanis Varoufakis

Environment | 07.10.14

A Different Class

“The world has changed, the syllabus hasn’t – is it time to do something about it?” Following the example of the Post-Crash Economics Society in Manchester, we presenta reading list for a new economic reality

Development | 25.07.14

The End of Capitalism

Fredric Jameson claimed it was easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. Was he right? Watch Robert Wade, Pippa Malmgren and Pnina Werbner in discussion.

Africa | 20.12.13

The Zed Christmas List

In the run up to the festive period, are you looking for a present for that radical in your life? Then check out our selection of great political reads – perfect for Christmas gifts!