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A Convenient Truth: A Better Society for us and the Planet

Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett (September 2014): The speed and magnitude of rising social inequality has reached new dimensions. The quality of life for the vast majority of people is declining whilst the few accumulate riches. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is not only committed to addressing the issue in order to remind us of the negative impact inequality has, but also to stimulate an active debate that initiates change. Together with the Fabian Society, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has launched a pamphlet that serves as a guide towards a future that maximises human wellbeing.


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Common rights in a single market? The EU and rights at work in the UK

Joe Dromey (September 2014): There has been growing debate about Britain's membership of the European Union in recent years. For those who would repatriate powers from the EU, one of the main focuses of discontent is the influence it has over employment regulation in the UK. Together with the Involvement and Participation Association the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in this research examines the process by which the EU has influenced rights at work, taking the UK as an example. The impact of EU employment regulation on British businesses and the economy is also examined. The claim that Britain is over-regulated an over-burdened by red tape coming from Brussels is challenged - the UK labour market remains one of the least regulated in the developed world.


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Addressing economic inequality at root

FES London and NEF (July 2014): The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the New Economics Foundation (NEF) launched a new report on tackling inequality and the living standards crisis at root. The public and politicians are waking up to the corrosive effect of vast income and wealth divides on society, economy and democracy. The question is, what policies can break the spell? Tax and redistribution measures alone are no longer keeping inequality at bay, even in traditionally more equal countries like Sweden. Rather than a silver bullet, tackling the drivers of disparity requires concerted action in multiple areas– from childcare to the jobs market.


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Industry 4.0 – New Tasks for Innovation Policy

Daniel Buhr (April 2015): Industry 4.0 – a digitised and networked production – is still a vision, but global competition for the best ideas and most successful concepts is already steaming ahead. In order to understand Industry 4.0, Daniel Buhr outlines the vision behind the concept, the impact on society and the tasks for a successful innovation policy. Buhr argues that society will play a major role in the innovation process as driver of technical and social innovations. Systemic innovation policy is needed which includes firms, unions, civil society and academia, besides mere policy-makers. Only a holistic approach to Industry 4.0 allows technical innovation to contribute to social progress.


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Social Innovation Policy for Industry 4.0

Daniel Buhr (2015): Industry 4.0 is more than just technical innovation – it’s also social innovation. Hence, we need to analyse closely the opportunities and challenges the world will face. This will allow us to make recommendations for policy-makers and to suggest possible ways to support the shift towards Industry 4.0. This study by Daniel Buhr contributes to this discussion and identifies ten points analysing what the outlined opportunities and challenges mean for innovation policy.


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