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Domestic fortification and the home of neoliberalism

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

Homeownership and the increasing fortification of the domestic home are linked by our increasingly neoliberal society. Home goes to the heart of the economy. We know that homeownership has been integral to a series of national political projects, on both the political right and left, for decades.  The growth of homeownership has occurred in tandem with the slow death of … Continue reading

19 October 2016 by
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The Crosland Legacy: Lessons for the British Left

Anthony Crosland’s persuasive case for social democratic ideals and insights into the nature of the economy and politics still have great resonance today Since the financial crisis erupted eight years ago in the advanced industrialised economies, the Left across Europe has been desperately searching for a new economic strategy that can replace the defunct doctrines of market liberalism. In Britain, … Continue reading

28 September 2016 by
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George Osborne, banks and the turning tide of regulation in the UK

The mood music being played to the City by the majority Conservative government has been quietly but deliberately changed since May 2015 In the immediate wake of the financial crisis in 2008-9 it appeared as if there was an endless line of politicians in the UK from across all political spectrums queuing up to lambast and publicly deride the banks … Continue reading

3 March 2016 by
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Reconstituting the post-crisis real estate-finance link in Ireland, Spain & the US

The mortgage-led crisis has led to the financialization of rental housing – and new social struggles The global financial crisis had dramatic consequences for urban space and life in the US and the worst-affected European economies, Ireland and Spain: a tide of evictions and dispossession of homeowners, swathes of vacant property and stalled development, and rising homelessness. The scope and … Continue reading

1 March 2016 by
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The potential of workers’ capital in Britain’s economic renewal

Craig Berry

Recent governments have not focused sufficiently on addressing the chronic short-termism of pension fund investments The 2008 financial crisis and subsequent stagnation in the British economy gave renewed prominence to one of its longstanding handicaps. The relative lack of long-term investment can be associated with both the housing market and asset price booms which created significant volatility in the pre-crisis … Continue reading

6 November 2015 by
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A Big Broken Society?

British society is broken, but it is an indifferent and disconnected elite that is really to blame ‘Broken Britain’ is the rallying-cry of the coalition government’s welfare reform agenda in the wake of sluggish growth since the 2008 crisis. The rhetoric of Broken Britain deploys the usual fond remembrance of by-gone years when moral norms were apparently stable and universally … Continue reading

11 March 2014 by
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Video: In Conversation with Andrew Haldane

If you missed ‘In Conversation with Andrew Haldane (Executive Director for Financial Stability, Bank of England)’ on Thurs 20 February 2014, you can now watch the video in full below. You can also find out more about the event here.  

7 March 2014 by
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‘Civic capitalism’: the need for sustainability

Colin Hay and Tony Payne

We need to work collectively and globally to shift the accepted currency of economic success away from its sole reliance on the convention of growth As we have sought to show, the civic capitalism we advocate is very different from the capitalism we are used to.  One of the biggest differences and one of the greatest challenges is that our … Continue reading

3 January 2014 by
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Video of David Marsh book launch

Thank you to all of those who attended what turned out to be a very interesting and insightful book launch. For those of you who couldn’t make it, David Marsh (Financial Times journalist and Chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)) launched the paperback version of his book Europe’s Deadlock : How the Euro Crisis could be … Continue reading

26 November 2013 by
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Introducing a new model of capitalism

Today we lauch a new series of SPERI Comment blogs which introduce a new model of capitalism. The first one, by SPERI Directors Colin Hay and Tony Payne,  lays out the vision behind the series: ‘It is time to move on from the mawkish (if necessary) analysis of the failings of the now infamous Anglo-liberal model of capitalism and from lamenting the … Continue reading

8 November 2013 by
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Videos & photos from SPERI banking seminar

Thank you to all who attended the SPERI seminar ‘The Banking Crisis & The Future of Banking: Reflections from Three Key Insiders’ on Tuesday 15 October. In the event Professor Andrew Hindmoor (University of Sheffield) asked banking insiders Sir John Gieve (former Permanent Secretary for the Home Office and former Deputy Governor for Financial Stability at the Bank of England), … Continue reading

21 October 2013 by
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