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Zero inflation: the good news and the bad news

After the longest sustained decline in living standards since the Industrial Revolution, average wages are finally rising faster than prices - no thanks to Tory policies

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis
Demonstrations in Brazil

What is going on in Brazil?

Orlando Hill looks at the mass opposition demonstrations against President Dilma Rousseff just four months after her party's election victory

  • Written by Orlando Hill
  • Category: Analysis
Photograph: Arne Dedert/dpa/Corbis

Blockupy in perspective

Thousands of demonstrators converged on Frankfurt on Wednesday to disrupt the opening ceremony of the European Central Bank. Mark Bergfeld reports

  • Written by Mark Bergfeld
  • Category: Opinion
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Why We Can’t Afford the Rich

Why We Can’t Afford the Rich is a compelling condemnation of the current global elite for its destructive impact upon society and the planet, as well as its obscene wealth, argues Sean Ledwith

  • Written by Sean Ledwith
  • Category: Book Reviews

Budget 2015: more cuts, more inequality, more spin

The government is failing to address any of the British economy's deep-rooted economic issues, instead it's following the same path that led to the last financial crash writes James Meadway

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Two announcements, one crisis

Two big announcements on economic policy are due this week - one from New York and one from Whitehall. James Meadway looks at how they will shape the future of this country

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis

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