Economics | 13.03.17Our financial system is hooked on the buoyancy of an unsustainable housing market. Homes routinely ‘earn’ more than people do. How did we get here? And is this actually ever going to change?
Africa | 10.04.20
In Ironies of Solidarity, Erik Bähre explores the South African insurance market and asks: to what extent are people able and willing to share risks together within a financial market?
Economics | 27.02.18
The dysfunctional land market is the root cause of the housing affordability crisis. While policy makers are starting to face up to the big questions around land reform, there is little progress on the dangerous interaction between land and finance.
Current Affairs | 11.05.17
Q&A with Alexis Stenfors, author of Barometer of Fear: An Insider’s Account of Rogue Trading and the Greatest Banking Scandal in History, published in May 2017
Economics | 22.03.17
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.
Environment | 13.03.17
Despite a number of alleged virtues, emissions trading have evolved into a precarious and dangerous mechanism. Lorenzo Fioramonti explains why.
Business | 13.03.17
It’s probably very nice to earn huge amounts of money, but even if you do, you’re not in the top 1%. Trust us. Tim Di Muzio explains what the 1% really is.
Business | 13.03.17
GDP is built on a great lie. Here Lorenzo Fioramonti explains why GDP is such a dangerous number.
Asia | 07.02.17
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
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.
Economics | 28.09.16
The alt. Economics reading list is the go-to reading list for all serious students of heterodox economics.
Environment | 23.09.16
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
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 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
How does work structure our so-called “free-time”, even outside the office? And how can we break free of those bonds?
Sociology | 26.07.16
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
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 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
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
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
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, 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
‘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
Africa | 11.02.15
How public are your services? Check out this great little animated video from Municipal Services Project (MSP)
Africa | 06.02.15
The Greek Eurozone disaster, the slow liberation of South Sudan, Asian-African development, and many more…
Environment | 07.10.14
“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
Europe | 11.09.14
Europe On The Brink is a vital and much-needed work, offering a heterodox economic perspective on the causes, symptoms and solutions of the biggest economic issue currently facing Europe
Development | 25.07.14
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.
Politics and International Relations | 04.04.14
Ha-Joon Chang, Guardian journalist Ellie Mae O’Hagan and Oxfam’s Duncan Green join up to launch the Critique, Influence, Change series
Economics | 19.03.14
On UK Budget Day 2014 Lorenzo Fioramonti asks “What is GDP, and how does it affect us?”
Economics | 26.02.14
A round-up of reviews and interviews with economist Lorenzo Fioramonti, whose new book How Numbers Rule the World explores the use and abuse of statistics on a global scale