This page will contain articles looking at the work of interesting folk who have explored what ‘competitiveness’ means. This is a work in progress, which began in March 2015.
Examining a 2011 article by Robert Reich, a former U.S. Labour Secretary, entitled American Competitiveness, and the President’s New Relationship with American Business.
Jack Copley examines Paul Krugman’s seminal 1994 essay Competitiveness: a dangerous obsession. Click here.
Optimistic about the State: Martin Wolf’s searing attack on the Competitiveness Agenda
Article under preparation. Reinert’s webpage, dissenting from the views of Krugman, Wolf and others, is here.
Bob Jessop: an historical approach to national competitiveness, Nov 2015: article by Jack Copley
March 2016 – Martin Hellwig: Competitiveness as Doublespeak
July 2015 – Milton Friedman and the Grand Denial of the Social Responsibility of Corporations – Matthew Watson
Stories looking at David Ricardo, here.
Stories related to Paul Samuelson here.
Articles related to Adam Smith
April 2015 – Adam Smith and the East India Company: a perspective on competitiveness –Matthew Watson
April, 2015 – Slot Machine Man and the Origins of the Competitiveness Discourse – Matthew Watson
Thorstein Veblen, the thinker who saw through the Competitiveness Agenda, by Matthew Watson, Feb 29, 2016
Davies and Vadlamannati
See a brief description of their research into ‘competitive’ reduction in labour standards here.
See our article entitled “Competitiveness: was Charles Tiebout joking?”
Tax Justice Network
Click here to see an article summarising the Tax Justice Network’s position on tax ‘competitiveness’ and tax ‘competition.’
Fools’ Gold article entitled “New research by Kevin Farnsworth: the race to the bottom doesn’t stop at zero”
See Why a ‘competitive’ financial sector means lower growth, our inaugural blog in the Finance Curse series.