Inequality is one of the biggest challenges facing the global economy as the 1% get richer and richer. Industry 4.0 may worsen the divide as millions go jobless. Some, like the Scottish Greens, say a universal basic income is an answer. Here a leading German social democrat opts for a public jobs guarantee instead.
Prof Richard Freeman, co-director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, calls in this interview for wider ownership of pension funds/employee shares in their companies to manage effects of AI/robots on employment and the growing concentration of wealth among the 1%.
The deal to keep Greece in the euro, reached after marathon talks, leaves huge questions of democracy, unity and Germany’s hegemony open. A German commentator is unsparing in his critique of Berlin
Five likely consequences of Sunday’s historic No vote in the Greek referendum are set out here by a German social democrat as the fates of Greece, the eurozone and Europe hang together in the balance
The post mortem over Labour’s disastrous defeat on May 7 continues. A German social democrat sets out his view of why the party lost so heavily.