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  • The weakness of the German trade unions and the weakness of the euro zone Heiner Flassbeck 14-07-2016

    1. The position of the German trade unions Gustav Horn recently defended (see here) the unions against my accusation that they hold back too much in tariff policies (see here). Horn argues that if the unions could do as they wish, everything would be fine. In such a situation, they would indeed fight for higher wages, deflation in Europe would disappear and the German competitiveness would be significantly reduced. But, says Horn, the balance of power in the labour market prevents such...

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  • Corbyn’s fight for a social and democratic Labour and how he is being depicted in the media Will Denayer 17-07-2016

    Researchers from the Departments of Political Science and Media and Communications from the London School of Economics published a paper on the journalistic representation of Jeremy Corbyn in the British Press. The very interesting paper can be read here. Corbyn is an unconventional party leader, who is more left wing than previous leaders of the Labour Party and who contests neoliberalism, austerity and privatisation and is anti-war. The question the paper addresses is to what extent this led to...

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