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The end of the G8

Tony Payne

Russia’s expulsion from the G8 concludes a transitional phase in the governance of the global political economy Tomorrow the leaders of the G8 group of countries should have been meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia in what would have been the latest in a long line of such summits dating back to 1998.  But, instead, with … Continue reading

3 June 2014 by
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Towards full employment in the UK?

Jason Heyes

George Osborne has promised full employment, but closer examination suggests a continuing lack of ambition In 1991 Norman Lamont, Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative government, famously stated that, if unemployment was the price that had to be paid for reducing inflation, it was ‘well worth paying’. Lamont’s words entered the public consciousness and served mainly to reinforce the … Continue reading

13 May 2014 by
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