Seasons Greetings from the BNE team! As this year concludes we see ourselves confronted with many challenges: the climate crisis, a faltering world economy, an EU failing Europeans, the egregious state of women’s rights, massive inequality, Catalan and Scottish independence, appalling employment conditions in the Gig Economy – the list goes on and on. In the coming year we shall need not only courage and activism, but also media that fight for these causes. There are not that many and BRAVE NEW EUROPE is one of them. Please support us, so that we can support you. BRAVE NEW EUROPE needs engaged contributors who are prepared to help us grow with a one-off donation or a regular, small donation of 2, 3 or 5 euros per month. If you believe in keeping the process of radical thinking and the development of new ideas alive, you can do so now by becoming a contributor by clicking the donate button at the top of this page. Thank you, David, Mathew, and Nick
Germans eat your hearts out. This is not the crap you are getting from Merkel’s Christian Democrats and your “leftist” Social Democrats. Europeans, this has nothing to do with the German EU “Green Deal” you [...]
9 December 2019 Dear Ministers, Commissioners, Members of Parliament, and of the European Parliament, We are writing to you as concerned civil society groups and trade unions from member states of the Energy Charter Conference, [...]
“For this holiday season, I will give three big items that are apparently too simple for economists to understand.” Especially interesting in point 3! Also an article for non-economists Dean Baker is a Senior Economist [...]
Often talked about as a ‘bridge fuel’ to renewable energy, natural gas and LNG are instead boosting fossil fuel use, a new study shows. InsideClimate News is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers [...]
Support for Eurosceptic parties and the rise of populism threaten not only European integration, but peace and prosperity on the continent more broadly. Rather than attributing their rise to the individual characteristics of voters – [...]
“Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau” is a series of talks, featuring some of the most prominent European heterodox economists, planned for this year and next in Berlin presented by BRAVE NEW EUROPE, the Helle Panke Foundation, and local groups of the Network for Pluralist Economics.
In Winter/Spring 2020 we shall start a new series of talks under the motto "Putting Politics Back into Political Economy" concentrating of the climate crisis.
Book review by Mathew D. Rose When Ha-Joon Chang exhorted: “We need an economic literacy campaign so people understand the language used by the ruling class”, he was probably thinking of books like John Weeks’ [...]