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Lesley Rankin

Report

Not cashless, but less cash: economic justice and the future of UK payments

This report argues that shaping the transition to an increasingly digital economy to deliver economic justice will require continued access to cash, alongside improved access to digital financial services that work for everyone.
Discussion paper

Our responsibility: a new model of international cooperation for the era of environmental breakdown

This paper outlines proposals for a new model of international cooperation as a means of building a positive-sum system capable of better responding to environmental breakdown. Using the United Kingdom as a case study, the paper explores the role one nation can play in helping...
Discussion paper

Inheriting the Earth? The unprecedented challenge of environmental breakdown for younger generations

This paper explores the challenge faced by younger generations, and those yet born, resulting from environmental breakdown. It looks at the measures that can be taken to ameliorate this inter-generational injustice. In doing so, it seeks to help advance environmental improvement, sustainable development, and to...
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The future is ours: women, automation and equality in the digital age

Automation – or the substitution of labour for capital – has triggered dystopian visions of mass joblessness, as well as utopian visions of a world with no work. This paper argues that automation presents an opportunity to narrow gender inequalities, and sets out four propositions...
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The UK in the global economy

This report argues that the United Kingdom has Europe’s most geographically unbalanced economy, with wide disparities between nations and regions, and once-thriving communities suffering economic decline. These problems are not glitches in an otherwise healthy system; they are the result of structural flaws in the...