Productivity: no puzzle about it

TUC work issued today contests widely-held views that weak growth in productivity is down to failures of skills and/or other defects with the structure of the economy. Our research shows instead that the government’s austerity policies should take most of the blame for the productivity...

Caledonia’s sneaky Tory cash drop

Well this is interesting. It turns out that Caledonia Investments hasn't quite given up on using company money to fund the Tories after all. I speculated last June that they may have given up. My reasons for thinking this were a) they had made no donations since 2010 and b) they had not sought...

“Social model of disability”: What’s that about?

In a week when the government is claiming credit for getting hundreds of disabled people a day into employment and global corporation Maximus is about to take over running the Work Capability Assessment from discredited ATOS, why should the TUC bother with publishing a guide explaining the...

Socialism: PHASE 4

Socialism has historically passed through four main phases. Phase One: The early 19th century socialism of the utopians, Robert Owen, Fourier and St Simon. The early trade unions and co-operativists...

More from the Future of Private Enterprise

Here's a further chunk of text from George Goyder's book setting out a good case for revisiting company law. The Companies Act of 1862, on which all subsequent Companies legislation is based, gave to shareholders something which does not in equity belong to them, namely the exclusive control of...

Fidel meets the Five

On February 28, the Cuban leader received the Five anti-terrorists and conversed about the many years of injustice they suffered Author: Fidel Castro Ruz | internet@granma.cu march 2, 2015...