The left behind

The global economy isn’t working for everyone: GM slashes jobs and US tax cuts fail to trickle down; France’s gilets jaunes rebel as Britain shuns low-skilled migrants and debt stifles African growth. Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis

Plans to shut car plants teach lessons about protectionism

The ‘gilets jaunes’ protest against fuel prices rattles the government

Tax cut boosts tech companies but workers see fewer benefits

The Brexit debate assumes that only highly skilled job vacancies need to be filled

The once-mighty conglomerate relied too much on financial engineering

The power relations of slavery are preserved by global markets

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Shareholders and employees of automakers are in for some pain

Foreign-denominated debt has a pernicious effect because of rising interest rates

Misguided ‘consumer welfare’ standard is hampering antitrust enforcement

Universities receive all the attention in the UK, while vocational teaching languishes

Letter from Johannes Mauritzen, Trondheim, Norway