Global Progress: Making Progressive Politics Work
April 23, 2014
Canada 2020 is part of a global network of like-minded think tanks that together comprise Global Progress. Launched by the Center for American Progress, the initiative is a modern take on Bill Clinton’s vision for a “third way”: that is, an international exchange of ideas that will fuel the creation and implementation of progressive policies around the world.
Making Progressive Politics Work: A Handbook of Ideas is a collection of essays from the organizations and thinkers in Global Progress’ network, organized and published by the U.K.-based Policy Network. Divided into two sections – Future Wealth Creation, and Jobs, Wages and Skills of the Future – the publication is required reading for Canadian progressives.
- How social democracy can triumph in the 5 – 75 – 20 society, Policy Network
- FUTURE WEALTH CREATION – Governance & Politics
- The smart state, Philippe Aghion
- Techno optimism, Will Hutton
- The future of inequality, Thomas Piketty
- The free-market fantasy, Jacob Hacker
- The deflation trap, Andrew Gamble
- Beyond free markets and compensatory redistribution, Monika Sie
- Will the return of economic growth mean rising wages for workers?, Gavin Kelly
- Making capitalism work, Eric Beinhocker & Nick Hanauer
- The role of the state in furthering growth, Vicky Pryce
- Driving innovation and productivity, Robert D. Atkinson
- An inclusive growth agenda, Tim Besley & John Van Reenen
- The case for pro-growth progressivism, Michael Mandel
- Predistribution and monetary policy, Thomas Aubrey
- Towards a learning economy, Peter van Lieshout & Robert Went
- Extending the domain of global governance, Saskia Sassen
- Cities are the future of effective democracy, Benjamin Barber
- Ethnic diversity and the future of social solidarity, Bo Rothstein
- Addressing the underlying causes of populism, René Cuperus
- JOBS, WAGES AND SKILLS OF THE FUTURE
- The rise of the service economy, Anne Wren
- Clinging on to a middle class life?, Brian Bell & Stephen Machin
- Technological change and new work, Carl Benedikt Frey & Michael Osborne
- Robots and progressive politics, Alan Manning
- The societal impact of technology, Maarten Goos
- Embracing low-end service jobs, Lane Kenworthy
- The future of manufacturing, Julie Madigan
- Six job creation fallacies, Frans Bieckmann
- Avoiding a prolonged period of jobless growth, Paul de Beer
- Fighting new intergenerational and skill inequalities, Bruno Palier
- Women and labour market risk, Silja Häusermann
- Investing in female labour, Moira Nelson
- The motherhood penalty, Dalia Ben-Galim
- Preparing young people for a changing labour market, Alan Brown
- Escaping Europe’s middle age trap, Edoardo Campanella
- Social investment for long-term recovery, Anton Hemerijck
- Radically rethinking the welfare benefits system, Ian Mulheirn
- Towards a proactionary welfare state, Steve Fuller
- Skills formulation must become everybody’s business, Andreas Schleicher
- Rethinking education in the digital age, Tom Kenyon
- STEM growth, Averil Macdonald
- Europe needs a talent offensive, Christal Morehouse
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President Obama’s trip to Europe is an opportunity to build on the vision he outlined in his West Point speech last week, and to set out a plan to renew the transatlantic relationship. This backbone of an alliance of liberal democracies across the globe, and the foundation of the post-war order, faces fresh challenges today. Over the past few years, though, this alliance has suffered from neglect which is troubling, as the inexorable triumph of liberal democracy is not inevitable – it requires constant work and vigilance.
Global Progress: Making Progressive Politics Work
“Making Progressive Politics Work: A Handbook of Ideas” is a collection of essays from the organizations and thinkers that are a part of Global Progress, an international exchange of ideas that will fuel the creation and implementation of progressive policies around the world. The handbook, organized and published by the U.K.-based Policy Network. Divided into two sections – Future Wealth Creation, and Jobs, Wages and Skills of the Future – the publication is required reading for Canadian progressives.
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As short as 20 years ago, our combined attainment of education, work experience, and connections would place many young Canadians on a secure career track that would allow us to pay back our loans, save for a house, and contribute to the overall productivity of this great country. Today, that’s more or less not the case, and an increasing number of young Canadians are caught in a veritable limbo state of underemployment.
August 15, 2013
Summer Reading: 10 infographics you should see
We love infographics at Canada 2020 – and there’s no better time to browse and read them then over the long summer office hours.
Here’s 10 online features from The Guardian, The Economic Policy Institute, The White House and more than you should catch up on. Topics include tracking and comparing national carbon outputs, measuring exactly how inequality is rising in North America and answering what makes Canadians sick.