James Meadway

James Meadway is an economist and writer.

Are we seeing the collapse of the dollar-dominated global economy?

The near future is one of grave uncertainty and instability as the new global monetary regime takes shape.

January 31, 2023

Fight for 15

Inflation is squeezing workers. We need a £15 minimum wage

It’s time for some bold thinking on how to fairly protect those in work from the worst of its impact. A £15 an hour minimum wage by 2024 should be the target.

June 8, 2022

Titanic Lifeboat

Lashing together a life raft: Covid-19 strategies for the left

There is little space for optimism in the world we are entering, but instead an urgent need to respond to its demands with a sober sense of its constrained possibilities. Our aim should not be to build utopia, but to lash together a life raft.

May 24, 2022

Signing of NAFTA

Neoliberalism is dying – now we must replace it

Neoliberalism might be dying, but this is no reason for complacency. Some of what is now happening points to a decisively worse world: digitally enabled authoritarianism and overtly discriminatory government policy, for example.

September 14, 2021

COVID vaccine

COVID-19 is here to stay. Now we must redesign our economies around it

We need to think about COVID-19 as a relatively long-term problem, rather than something that can be dealt with as a short, sharp shock.

March 17, 2021

How Fracking Changed the Economics of Oil Production Around the World

US shale oil is unusual, in being privately owned: most of the world’s oil reserves (over 70 percent) are in state hands.

September 7, 2015

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