Resolution Foundation

The supermarket self-checkout machine might look harmless but there is danger amid the bleeps. If it is not accusing the humble shopper of errant barcode scanning, inaccurate citrus fruit selections or placing unidentified items in the baggage area, then it is helping to transform the composition of the labour market. Read more

In today’s Guardian, Ed Balls admits that “at last economic growth is returning”. As my colleagues George Parker and Chris Giles note, this is a sign that the political debate over the recovery is changing from when will it begin to “who will own it?”

The answer to that is presumably George Osborne and Mark Carney. But there is another, subtly different question that will also be asked: “who will experience it”? Read more