The age of deference, this idea that only those at the top know what’s best for a company, is over. It’s been trashed by the experience of the financial crash. And people know that there’s a huge amount of expertise, wisdom and plain common sense in the workforce which isn’t being used.
Editorial // Jon Lawrence
A mutualist politics is not enough.
Austerity politics and the public household
Feature // Andrew Gamble
The left must resurrect a political economy of the public household.
Feature // Duncan Weldon
Labour’s economic policy is moving from living with capitalism to reshaping it.
Feature // Dan Corry
The left’s path through the macroeconomic debate is by advocating growth and full employment but with tough messages on getting the debt down over time.
The spirit of ‘45? Austerity then and now
Feature // Jim Tomlinson
Austerity in the 1940s meant something very different from its use today.
Commentary // Jacob Hacker, Ben Jackson, Martin O’Neill
Jacob Hacker talks to Renewal about what he means by predistribution and why he thinks it has struck a chord in today’s Labour Party.
Roundtable // Colin Hay
Do the roots of Britain’s economic malaise lie in the rise of an unstable Anglo-American model of capitalism?
Commentary // Frances O’Grady, Sarah Hutchinson, Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite
Frances O’Grady talks to Renewal about trade unions, social movements, feminism and socialism.
How should we tax wealth? Lessons from the 1970s
Feature // Howard Glennerster
How Labour’s last attempt to tax wealth was derailed.
The lessons of the Bullock Commission on Industrial Relations
Feature // Leo Pollak
What went wrong when Labour broached workplace democracy in the 1970s?
Building a better politics
Essay // Angela Eagle
We need to take a new look at the problems at the heart of our politics.
Why is the middle so squeezed?
Notebook // Martina Bisello
Technology has modified the distribution of occupations and altered job opportunities.
Social democracy setting off towards the European elections
Notebook // Ania Skrzypek
Can social democracy Europeanise itself and politicise Europe?
Economics after the crisis, and the crisis in economics
Review essay // Martin O’Neill
A technocratic insider comes to bury market fundamentalism.
David Goodhart: The British Dream; Jurado and Brochmann (eds.), Europe’s Immigration Challenge
Review // Will Somerville
How do we bring welfare and immigration policy together?
Tess Lanning et al.: Great Expectations
Review // Sofie Jenkinson
Pushing the debate about gender equality towards a more radical point.
Jonathan Sperber: Karl Marx
Review // David Leopold
A biography that seeks to return Marx to the nineteenth century.