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Competition without competitors?

Coordinated policy actions are needed to tame dominant corporate power and rent-seeking The Trade and Development Report 2017 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) highlights the extent of some of the most worrisome structural changes in the global political economy since the crisis, and should be read as a warning for policymakers and citizens alike. For … Continue reading

10 November 2017 by
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Defending the market?

Matthew Bishop

The free market is indeed under attack, but mostly from the self-serving ideology of the Right and its supporters in big business During the British Conservative Party conference, one pundit argued on BBC radio that the inheritance tax threshold should urgently be raised in order to stimulate ‘enterprise’, a long-held objective of the party.  This followed George Osborne’s exasperated conference … Continue reading

12 November 2014 by
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What happened to the Lisbon Agenda?

The European economy has been financialised, rather than ‘Lisbonised’ By 2010, the European Union was supposed to be the world’s ‘most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy’ according to Europe’s grand strategy – the Lisbon Agenda.  It was meant to turn Europe into the world’s hub of innovation and technology-driven growth. This strategy emerged from the European Council’s Lisbon Summit in … Continue reading

8 April 2014 by
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