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Rethinking Recovery II

Mary Evans

The long, rocky ride of crisis and austerity In this next post of the series, it is suggested that the discursive justifications of austerity and touting of the moral certainty of markets advanced by politicians hide the fact that capitalism’s crises are always borne by the poor and the weak. It has long been taken for granted, by Marxists and … Continue reading

10 June 2015 by
Categories: Inequality, Rethinking Recovery, Social science, SPERI Comment | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

The rebalancing agenda, Boris Johnson and the politics of pension funds

Craig Berry

The Conservative agenda on pension investments is inherently shallow and increasingly moralistic in tone The UK coalition government has had its eye on pension fund investments for a while.  A reorientation of investment practice by pension funds is seen as essential to economic rebalancing; the explicit suggestion is that pension funds are too short-termist in nature and have not sufficiently … Continue reading

26 November 2014 by
Categories: British growth crisis, Craig Berry, Debt, Economics, Finance, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment, Tax, Welfare | Tags: , , , , | 1 comment