September 15, 2020

Lessons from the gig economy for transforming public services

Under municipal control, or through public-private partnerships, platforms technology could transform service delivery to citizens.
September 15, 2020

How millions of veterans were returned to civilian work en masse after WWII

Demobilisation of millions after an abrupt end to war led to a political crisis 75 years ago.
September 14, 2020

Coronavirus could create a lockdown generation in Latin America if governments don’t act

The historically high level of informal work in Latin America will make its recovery much more difficult than elsewhere.
September 11, 2020

Greencore factory: timeline of a coronavirus outbreak shows staff must be listened to

The Greencore case also presents lessons for the post-coronavirus economic recovery ahead.
September 10, 2020

Eat Out to Help Out: crowded restaurants may have driven UK coronavirus spike – new findings

Why UK government would have been wiser to either stick to pure business subsidies or offer its August restaurant scheme seven days a week.
September 9, 2020

Trump’s China ‘decoupling’ and coronavirus: why 2020 upheaval won’t kill globalisation

Whether you like it or not, the globalised world will survive Donald Trump and the pandemic.
September 9, 2020

How Airbnb got its IPO plans back on track

Like the entire tourism industry, the coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous effect on Airbnb's finances.
September 9, 2020

Nobel prize-winning economics of climate change is misleading and dangerous – here’s why

This celebrated research gives governments a reason to give climate change a low priority, but is based on spurious empirical data.
September 8, 2020

Why businesses embrace populists and what to do about it: lessons from Hungary

Fighting populism requires us to recognise its embeddedness in business elites. Viktor Orbán's regime is a case in point.
September 8, 2020

Smart speakers have overcome privacy fears to give new sales power to Amazon and Google

"Alexa, how come lots of people want you in their houses when they say they're very worried about privacy?"
September 8, 2020

Coffee, coronavirus and the uncertain future of high street cafe culture

People are still drinking coffee but where they drink it and how they make it is changing.
September 4, 2020

Payday loans: clampdown was vital, but credit unions must expand after coronavirus to fill gap

UK government put caps on payday loans five years ago, but they have not gone away – and will be in great demand in the months ahead.