On 1 April in Berlin in our series of talks entitled “Economics beyond the Swabian hausfrau” Branko Milanović discussed the evolution in global income inequality and its political implications; in particular, the rise of the middle class in Asia, income stagnation of the rich countries’ middle classes, with special emphasis on the current European situation, migration as part of globalization, and the emergence of global plutocracy (global top 1 percent).
In this episode Will speaks to Aleks Szczerbiak, Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex, about the Law and Justice part in Poland; Poland’s relationship with Catholicism and Russia; Poland’s reaction to the Ukrainian […]
Writer Pavlos Roufos reviews eight years of managed disaster for Greece under Europe’s austerity regime – from the roots of the crisis in both internal politics and international finance, to the perverse structure of EU-imposed […]
One country that symbolised the crisis of the last 10 years was Greece. Its insolvency embarked the country on a long regime of bail-outs and austerity. This August, Greece officially emerged from the crisis, with […]