Editorial // Joe Guinan
Modern monetary theory destroys the intellectual basis for austerity but needs a more robust political economy.
The upas tree: the over-development of London and the under-development of Britain
Feature // Jeffrey Henderson, Suet Ying Ho
If there is to be any economic rejuvenation of Britain’s nations and regions, then Britain must become a federal state.
Feature // Rachel Reeves, Martin McIvor
The early career of Clement Attlee reminds us that the welfare state was never intended to stand alone. Its stability depends on a set of ethical, economic, and political foundations.
Miraculous Germany: shifting perceptions of German economic performance
Feature // Wencke Meteling
The shift in public discourse about German success is not the result of an economic miracle, but of a neo-liberal Zeitgeist that underestimated the strengths of Germany’s economic model.
Commentary // Wolfgang Streeck, Ben Jackson
Wolfgang Streeck discusses the financial crisis, his concerns about the neo-liberal implications of European integration, and his criticisms of the ‘varieties of capitalism’ school.
The limits of neo-liberalism
Roundtable // Bob Jessop, Stephanie Mudge, Jonathan Derbyshire, William Davies
A debate on a searching new investigation of the neo-liberal project.
Commentary // Thomas Piketty, Martin O’Neill, Nick Pearce
Thomas Piketty replies to his critics.
The role of ideas in a revival of social democracy: the case of the Australian Labor Party
Essay // Tim Battin
The recent history of the Australian Labor Party shows that the neglect of social democratic ideas opens the door to the reassertion of neo-liberal orthodoxy.
Harold Wilson’s rhetoric
Notebook // Andrew Scott Crines
Revisiting the Wilsonian language of renewal.
Review essay // Paul Segal
An important book that is not really about capital, and is not really about the twenty-first century.
Review // Howard Reed
Strategies for social democratic surrender?
Philip Pettit: On the People’s Terms & Just Freedom
Review // Lea Ypi
Roger Liddle: The Europe Dilemma
Review // Jeremy Cliffe
An unsayable truth: time for Britain to reconsider the euro.