Laurie Macfarlane


Laurie Macfarlane is Economics Editor at openDemocracy and Head of Finance at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Prior to this Laurie was Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book 'Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing', which was listed by Financial Times as one of the best economics books of 2017.

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4 reasons a tax haven Brexit is bad news for Britain

A low-tax, low-standards economy will jeopardise generations of progress.

Our railways have failed — what next?

Rail commuters in Britain faced daily misery long before this week's strike action – a combination of poor services, spiralling ticket costs and overcrowding.

What next for the Euro?

The future of the single currency has huge implications for Britain - regardless of Brexit

What’s going on with Italy’s banks?

The Italian referendum: an explainer

RBS fails stress test – and the public

Taxpayer-owned bank still vulnerable as UK faces new global financial risks

The impact of Brexit on Britain’s finances

The need for a new economy has never been more urgent

5 priorities for the Autumn Statement

Our suggested in-tray for Chancellor Phillip Hammond

Is it time to break up RBS?”

Our proposals are covered in The Observer

Taking control of RBS

People-powered banking that puts communities first

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