Category: social democracy

05 Oct


The coming war on welfare


Today this tweet showed up in my feed: BernardKeane If Tony Abbott really wants to learn from the Tories he should start with their attack on middle-class welfare It links to the fallout of a decision by the Con-Dem coalition to slash a billion pounds out of the UK’s universal child benefit, a decision […]

12 Aug


Greens economics (1): Venturing inside the black box of capitalism


In recent weeks many political commentators have argued that what is missing in the current, dispiriting campaign is a serious debate on economic policy. But it is hard to see what real debate can be had given that both major parties share a near-identical obeisance to neoliberal orthodoxy: low taxes, balanced Budgets with an aversion […]