When regulation is not a dirty word

In a week of political brinkmanship regulations have become a thorny subject, but aligning regulations is a practical way to make relationships work, as is…




Politics wrecked the car industry

Now the Australian Coalition Government must decide if it will protect the high-skill high-wage jobs in advance manufacturing that it generated, writes shadow Industry Minister Kim…




Universities fight McCarthyite witch hunt

A Conservative MP stands accused of compiling a ‘hit list’ of university professors who teach Brexit courses, reports Aban Contractor. Theresa May’s Government was today…


A future that leaves equality behind

Times are a changing for education, health, employment and income. John Egan reports on the findings of the OECD on emerging inequalities. For a young…


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Analysis: an Apple that just keeps on rising

Imagine Apple Inc. as a quintessentially huge machine fuelled by investment, converting labour into value and, via sales, into revenue and profit. John Egan looks beyond…



The Labour Theory of Value

In the works of 19th century political economists, the understanding of the nature of value is of major significance. The Labour Theory of Value is…




On sustainability and profit

What determines the sustainability of your commercial enterprise? What makes it profitable? An answer is in the balance of investment into innovation and production, writes…