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The corruption of happiness debt

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The corruption of happiness debt

Gary Becker, who died last year, should be considered one of the most influential thinkers of our times. A leading member of the Chicago School of economics since the 1960s, his influence has been far more pervasive and subtle than that typically attributed to economists. Where many high-profile economists like Jeffrey Sachs and Lawrence Summers get to shape how specific public policies are made, Becker’s legacy has been a more profound and ethical one. In a sense, he has shaped how human beings are made. 


By IPPR, UK.


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European employers’ perspectives on long-term unemployment, recruitment and public employment services debt


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European employers’ perspectives on long-term unemployment, recruitment and public employment services debt

Based on original polling across five European countries, this report explores employers' views on a range of issues related to long-term unemployment – their attitudes towards the unemployed, especially on skills and employability, and the effectiveness of their contact with public employment services. 


By IPPR, UK.


Governance Policy Resource.

The political climate: Where do each of the parties stand on energy and climate change? debt


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The political climate: Where do each of the parties stand on energy and climate change? debt

At the headline level, the cross-party consensus on tackling climate change remains broadly in place. The leaders of the three main parties recently signed a joint agreement reiterating their shared commitment to, in the next parliament, limiting global temperature rises, delivering on the targets set out in the Climate Change Act 2008 and transitioning rapidly towards a low-carbon economy. The three parties have also been supportive of the UK government's efforts to agree a more ambitious EU-wide greenhouse gas emission target for 2030. 


By IPPR, UK.


Governance Policy Resource.

Scuttling coal: How ending unabated coal generation can stimulate investment, cut bills and tackle carbon pollution debt


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Scuttling coal: How ending unabated coal generation can stimulate investment, cut bills and tackle carbon pollution debt

This report models the impacts of reducing the UK’s high unilateral carbon prices, which place unnecessary burdens on business and household bills, and introducing an emissions performance standard that would phase-out unabated coal generation in a more controlled and cost-effective way and stimulate investment in alternative capacity. 


By IPPR, UK.


Governance Policy Resource.