NEF in the news, January 2018

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Our report on NHS land was covered by The Mirror, The Guardian, The Independent, Huffington Post, and New Statesman. NEF researcher Hanna Wheatley discussed the report’s findings on London Live, and Joe Beswick spoke to BBC London (2:19:00). The report was also discussed at length on the Vanessa Feltz show (1:21:40)

We’re developing an ethical alternative to Uber
Stefan Baskerville wrote for Left Food Forward about CabFair, NEF’s plan for an ethical app-based taxi company, with a commitment to workers’ rights. Read more

How much use is a magic money tree anyway?
Frank van Leuven spoke to BBC Radio 4 about the missed opportunities of quantitative easing. Read more or listen to the full programme

People are relying on debt to fund their consumption”
Sara Mahmoud appeared on Sky News discussing how new figures showing growth in GDP are hiding regional divisions, household debt, and a fall in real wages. Watch

People are now seeing their work as far more radical”
Frances Northrop spoke to Big Issue North about towns and cities that are finding new ways to combat austerity. Read more

Plastic-free proposals, fairness’, the Cabinet reshuffle, and Brexit
Our CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh reviewed the papers on Sky News. Watch

How the New Economics Spokesperson Network is training a new generation of media voices
VICE UK covered the network we helped set up, which aims to boost progressive, diverse perspectives in the media. Read more

How should we respond to gentrification?
Joe Beswick spoke to The Guardian about the underlying causes of gentrification. Read more

There’s near-universal agreement that the current system of subsidies doesn’t work.”
Griffin Carpenter spoke to Sky News about Government proposals to distribute farming subsidies based on public good’. Watch

Why are profit-making factories closing across England?
Sara Mahmoud wrote for OpenDemocracy about how a corporate model that maximises short-term profits has led to the loss of more than 300 jobs in Norwich. Read more

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