Category: Politics

‘Could Covid-19 vanquish neoliberalism?’ – a response to Thomas Fazi

The coronavirus crisis has reinvigorated some old debates about the role of the state and the pros and cons of free-market capitalism. Many of the new contributions from all sides have been insightful and constructive. Some, unfortunately, have not. One of the latter is a recent piece by Thomas Fazi, ‘Could Covid-19 vanquish neoliberalism?’, published … Continue reading ‘Could Covid-19 vanquish neoliberalism?’ – a response to Thomas Fazi

Coronavirus crisis doesn’t mean Corbyn was right

Given how trendy it is to blame ‘capitalism’ for all the world’s other ills, from wars to climate change, it’s no surprise that some have been quick to pin the current crisis on the failures of free markets too. Many have also used the need for unprecedented government intervention as evidence that the state should … Continue reading Coronavirus crisis doesn’t mean Corbyn was right

Five times the City got it wrong on Brexit

"Buy British, Goldman Sachs tells clients". I had mixed feelings on reading this headline. It’s reassuring that the City is waking up to the prospect of an upturn in the economy next year. Goldman is surely right that clarity on the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU should emerge sooner under a Conservative … Continue reading Five times the City got it wrong on Brexit