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OECD Forum 2017: ‘Bridging Divides’ and the role of unions

13 Jun 2017, by in International

Over two days last week, politicians, company CEOs, trade unionists, economists, NGOs and thinkers gathered at the OECD in Paris to consider major issues affecting the global economy. Under the heading ‘Bridging Divides’, this year’s OECD Forum had three major themes: Inclusive growth Digitalisation Trust These issues are, of course, interlinked. There was no pretence…

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Digitisation and the future of work: what it means for unions

21 Feb 2017, by in Labour market

Will robots take all the jobs? This dystopian question, prompted by the so-called ‘fourth industrial revolution’ – an umbrella term encompassing Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the ‘Internet of Things’ – has prompted a lively debate in recent years. Digitisation is seen by some as simply the next wave of technological progress, but there is…

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How can we respond to Trumponomics?

01 Feb 2017, by in Economics

How to respond to the populism and protectionism of Donald Trump will be one of the biggest challenges facing mainstream economists and politicians in 2017. A good starting point for that debate might be Martin Wolf’s wide ranging article in today’s Financial Times, ‘Donald Trump’s tough talk will not bring US jobs back’(£). Wolf’s argument…

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