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Is it even possible to get back to growth?

perhaps there is a form of growth which it is possible to sustain – ‘green growth’ – and if there is, we all need to know what it would look like. And if it’s impossible, we need to know that too.

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The coalition is in ‘growth denial’

TweetThe Bank of England is expected to downgrade its growth forecasts today while warning of more financial pain to come. As the graph shows, the growth trend in the UK economy has been downward since around the third quarter of 2010 – coincidentally, about the time George Osborne set out the coalition’s spending plans (20th […]

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Michigan’s ‘right-to-work’ bill enshrined in law as Gov. Snyder accused of “caving to the rich”

The Michigan state legislature this week signed controversial ‘right to work’ proposals into law, banning agreements that force workers to pay union dues.

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UK economy will hit the rocks if Osborne follows Allister Heath’s plan

Cutting taxes, regulations and Britain’s decarbonisation will cause plenty of pain and very little gain.

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From Boots to Barclays: Why branch businesses are good for our cities

Paul Swinney of the Centre for Cities looks at the effects of independent businesses on the economy.

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“We must all be up to this challenge together”: A new social compact for Europe

As austerity takes its toll right across Europe, the European TUC argues for a new direction, based on solidarity and safeguarding Europe’s social model in law.

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Introducing George’s Marvellous Deficit Calculator

With George’s Marvellous Deficit Calculator you can predict the deficit in 2012/3 from growth in 2012

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UK growth – bottom of the table, wallowing with the PIGS

UK Growth is miserable and about to dive into recession according to the OECD. However, the government can’t blame it all on external factors – we’re doing worse than most OECD countries.

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When does economic growth benefit people on low to middle incomes – and why?

The Resolution Foundation today published a new paper by Professor Lane Kenworthy of the University of Arizona; James Plunkett reports.

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The Right’s prescription of more of the same ignores the evidence

Just as it is becoming clearer that Osbornomics doesn’t work, Tory think tanks are pushing for even more of the same, writes the TUC’s Nicola Smith.

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