John Peet and Anton La Guardia provide a masterful account of the Eurozone crisis years. They leave no doubt that the main reason for the crisis of the last four years is the flawed design of the EMU, rooted in the philosophy of Maastricht. Hugo Dixon thoughtfully and convincingly argues in favour of the UK staying in the EU and making efforts to improve its functioning. He also clarifies that the EU's free movement of people is an asset and a benefit for Britain.
This book by Sebastian Dullien is a very timely and highly valuable contribution to a much-needed debate. Experience since 2010 has clearly shown that Europe's EMU needs a transnational fiscal capacity. What we should discuss is the right design of such fiscal capacity.
Guy Standing's Precariat Charter deserves political leaders' attention, especially in Europe. Are we doing enough to address the growing problems of high unemployment, precarious working conditions and uncertain lifetime prospects of people on the margins of the labour market?
The financial and economic crisis of the last six years has exposed the weaknesses of not only the business models of the capitalist world but also the flaws in mainstream economic thought. John Weeks' tract on the Economics of the 1% is exploring these intellectual blind alleys.