Online Discussion: What sort of public ownership do socialists want?

Zoom session on 29th May 2023. Watch the video here. Read Nick Wrack’s article here. Nick Wrack introduced this session, looking at what sort of public ownership socialists should call for. Socialists often talk about nationalisation, and about the need for state ownership. Nick argues that at root we should Continue Reading

Modern supply-side economics and the New Washington Consensus

Last month, the US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, outlined the international economic policy of the US administration.  This was a pivotal speech, because Sullivan explained what is called the New Washington Consensus on US foreign policy. The original Washington Consensus was a set of ten economic policy prescriptions considered to constitute Continue Reading

What’s the problem with pensions?

The recent massive demonstrations against the Macron administration in France forcing through so-called pension reforms reveals the determined attempts of pro-capitalist governments in all the major economies to cut real wages when we are old and can no longer work.  The Macron government has forced by decree a ‘reform’ that Continue Reading