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The future of work

And here is the original version of a blog post that was published on January 25th in the Huffington Post, a shorter version of an article published in German in Volksstimme. ________________________________________________________________ Each time there is a wave of technological … Continue reading

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Universal basic income and women’s liberation

Here is a blog post I wrote for Compass, originally published on their site on January 13th, 2017. ________________________________________________________________ From 1971 to 1978, the UK women’s liberation movement held ten national conferences at which it formally adopted a total of … Continue reading

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Best wishes for 2017

2016 was a year in which the world turned upside down in so many ways. And nothing seems to sum it up better than this shop window display I spotted this morning in Belgrade with its astonishing juxtaposition of icons. … Continue reading

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The unmaking of the English working class

Is this how it ends? Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the phase of capitalism associated with the British Empire, not in a glorious revolution but in a hopeless spasm of self-destruction, on the very sites where it was first created? Continue reading

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So what sort of state do you want to be in?

Some questions for Left Brexiters Continue reading

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A lightning conductor for anti-neoliberalism

The EU is not so much a single monolithic entity as a terrain of struggle: better in than out. Continue reading

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The creativity of bar tenders

I have just experienced one of those disruptive moments when different aspects of life come into headlong collision with each other. And, now, in reflecting on this, I am adding yet another interruption to the ever-lengthening to-do list for August … Continue reading

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Spring

It’s undeniably spring again. The lemon tree that i brought indoors to protect it from the frost that never was (see picture) has burst into bloom, incongruously filling my office with an overpowering Mediterranean perfume. Saint David’s Day has been … Continue reading

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The gender agenda

The new issue of the journal is at last published. The ninth in the series, it is the first to focus explicitly on gender, although of course many previous issues have included articles that address it. In writing the introduction … Continue reading

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Academic publishing – a reply to George Monbiot

On Monday, as luck would have it just after I finished uploading (with great difficulty) the latest issue of Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, to the printers and online publishers, my attention was drawn to this article by George Monbiot … Continue reading

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