Suggesting that many still fail to recognise its economic importance, Dean Baker argues that 2013 will likely see an expansion of global protests against the legal infrastructure of intellectual property.
In recent years the growth of unpaid internships as an unavoidable route into many professions has attracted an ever greater degree of scrutiny. Martin Bright suggests that 2013 may see an end to this practice.
Richard Murphy argues that without progressive reform of tax policy, 2013 is likely to be a year characterised by increased social strife.
The Political Betting blogger antifrank predicts that Labour will increase its lead and UKIP will continue to rise in the polls but there are nonetheless unlikely to be any significant changes in the identities of the UK’s top politicians.
The philosopher Nina Power argues that 2013 is likely to see the growth of mass opposition to the austerity agenda.