Dear Reader (or Potential Reader),
We’re all trying to make sense of the past two years and what that means for our future. More than ever before we’re learning to recognise that, rich or poor, jobless, leisured, or overemployed, we’re all in the same boat or, more accurately, on the same gasping planet.
Many snake-oil salesmen are selling us solutions, in the guise of new economic theory, ways to redistribute of wealth, wellbeing or privilege, better routes to zero conflict and zero carbon.
Who can we trust? Who has an axe to grind? Who is beginning to sound like a worn-out gramophone record.
Brave New Europe is a meeting-place for some of the best thinkers of the 2020s in heterodox economics, politics, and climate change. Instead of you having to plough through dozens of blogs and websites every day, Brave New Europe does the heavy lifting for you – bringing the writings of a very select band into one place. Every day brings you a choice of topics ranging from climate change, the Gig Economy, monetary and economic theory, international trade, tax justice, refugees and migration, racism and issues of fairness and equality.
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Founders and editors Brave New Europe