Christine Berry is a freelance researcher and writer and was previously Director of Policy and Government for the New Economics Foundation. She has also worked at ShareAction and in the House of Commons.
Replacing rentier capitalism is one of the defining challenges of our age
In today’s somewhat bleak political landscape, we need to get serious about building strong counterweights to the power of extractive rentier capital.
November 9, 2020
Yes, Neoliberalism is a Thing. Don’t Let Economists Tell you Otherwise
Just as Thatcher asserted there was ‘no such thing as society’, it’s common to find economics commentators asserting that there is ‘no such thing as neoliberalism’ – that it’s simply a meaningless insult bandied about by the left, devoid of analytical content.
May 18, 2018
Five steps for a high well-being society
It’s now eight years since David Cameron first declared that “it’s time we focused not just on GDP, but on GWB – general well-being” and in that time the UK has become a global leader by measuring national well-being – but we have yet to make the leap from measurement to action.
September 10, 2014
Well-being is about more than lollipops and birdsong
Putting well-being first instead of GDP doesn’t mean you don’t care about people’s living standards – on the contrary, a decent standard of living is a basic prerequisite for a flourishing life.
May 31, 2014
Well-being is more than a side-show to neoliberal economics
The well-being evidence presents a fundamental challenge to the neoclassical concept of welfare – one which brings the rest of the edifice tumbling down with it.
April 25, 2014