(22 August 2014) – Dedicated to inequality, the second issue and a special edition of the quarterly Journal for a Progressive Economy are now available online.
Launched in 2012 by the Socialists & Democrats Group in the European Parliament, the Progressive Economy initiative pursuing a major objective: generate a truly public and informed debate on economic and social policy at national, European and global levels and actively promote progressive thinking at academic and at political levels.
The initiative has retained the concept of one major annual gathering, within which the different parts of its activities and the many people involved can come together. The aim of these annual “Progressive Economy Forums” is to bring together an ever larger number of progressive individuals from academia, politics, trades unions and civil society actively engaged in, and committed to reinforcing and promoting progressive ideas in the economic and social fields across Europe and globally.
The second annual Forum took place in March 2014 in Brussels under the theme “Inequality”. The event led to the publication of the second issue of Journal for a Progressive Economy and, in June, to a special edition gathering speeches and opinions from progressive experts and policymakers such as Joseph E. Stiglitz, James K. Galbraith, Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson, Gosta Esping-Andersen, Jean-Paul Fitoussi and many others.