Optimism at the beginning of the year was probably premature. Manufacturing output fell sharply in January in France, confirming that industry is currently in a strong slowdown phase, which is likely to continue over the coming months. So much for the EU’s growth prognosis.
Proponents of globalisation claimed that it would benefit the whole of society and the world. That was a lie. Instead it has served and is still serving corporations and professional elites. Many others, the so […]
Three years after the referendum on Brexit and on the eve of the new European elections, the scepticism about Europe is still as strong, particularly amongst the most disadvantaged sections of society. Read here
The Hollowing Out of the Rentier Economy. In a year defined by a cost of living crisis causing enormous hardship, the sharply split experiences of affluent and straining households are characterised by a polarising form […]