Interview: Laurie Macfarlane explains what we need to build a post-neoliberal economy
CommonSpace talks with Open Democracy economics editor Laurie Macfarlane about the challenges set by the newly published book New Thinking for the British Economy
THE ECONOMIC and political orthodoxies of the West are in upheaval, and the age of neoliberalism may be over. This is backdrop to Open Democracy’s new essay collection New Thinking for the British Economy, published this week and edited by economist Laurie Macfarlane.
Bernie Sanders congratulates Scotland for fracking ban
The former presidential candidate called the Scottish Government’s ban on fracking “a significant step”
BERNIE SANDERS, the US senator and former opponent of Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic candidacy for president, has congratulated Scotland for its ban on fracking.
Sanders has repeatedly called for a national ban on fracking in the United States.
Jonathon Shafi: This is the tipping point you never thought you'd face - are you ready?
In the first of a new column examining the emergence a new wave of the extreme right globally, Jonathon Shafi says the left has a battle on its hands that the world can't afford to lose
"Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or the Republican Party"
"The race for DNC Chairman was of course, totally 'rigged.' Bernies guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!"
Craig Paterson: How it really could have been President Sanders
Political campaigner Craig Paterson takes a look at the numbers and questions whether Bernie Sanders could have given the Democrats the path to the White House
OH what could have been.
There will be ample time for theoretical analysis and soul searching over what has happened in the US but I wanted to look and see if Democrat Bernie Sanders could have beaten Republican Donald Trump.
Thankfully, there is lots of money in American politics that allows for lots of data collection and exit polling.
Robin McAlpine: President Trump and the lessons for Scotland
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine outlines what Scotland must learn from the doomed Clinton campaign for the White House
SO it's confirmed; Kezia Dugdale is an international electoral super-jinx and Clinton was doomed the moment Dugdale joined her campaign. But what other lessons did we learn from the US election and what do they mean for Scotland?
Lesson one: Globalisation is over
Anas Hassan: Hillary Clinton has a global duty to defeat Trump - for the sake of us all
CommonSpace columnist Anas Hassan believes Hillary Clinton has a duty to defeat Donald Trump in order to save the US from embarrassment - and for the sake of the rest of the world
SHE might not be the most inspiring politician in the world, nor someone who has won mainstream admiration among much of the public most of the time, but Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first female nominee for the post of president of the United States.
Bernie Sanders to fight Trump’s anti-establishment triumph from the left
Sanders: Trump won by tapping into anger at establishment economics, politics, & media
THE STANDARD BEARER of the US centre-left, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, has pledged to challenge president-elect Donald Trump with a parallel left-wing anti-establishment platform.
Sanders, the self-described “democratic socialist” who gained over 13 million votes in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Trump’s success was the result of a backlash against the country’s establishment and its economic inequalities.