For all those who have missed the show: Paul Krugman takes on two conservative austerity proponents on BBC’s Newsnight programme. It is worth watching as he really wipes the floor with them and reveals their ideological agenda.
The newspaper Aftonbladet’s revelation that the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv, SN) has paid the PR firm Prime to push the internal Social Democratic post-election debate in more “growth friendly” direction has dropped like a bomb in the Swedish labour movement over the weekend. It is of course no surprise that a special interest [...]
I hadn’t planned on writing about Hungary again quite so soon – not unless our domestic politics raised some point of larger significance to European progressives in general. But a few days ago our new right-wing (?) prime minister, Viktor Orbán announced that the time of the old ideologies that had shaped the 20th century [...]
The recent battle over healthcare reform in the United States, in which the Obama administration was barely able to pass weak reform, is just further proof of how far the US has fallen behind Europe. Yet all the media has been able to obsess over for the last couple of months is – the Greek [...]