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The UK’s ‘economic model’: what it is and how to change it

 

With the Tories in increasing disarray and Labour leading in the polls, Jeremy Corbyn hammered home his party’s advantage at the Cooperative Party’s 100th […]

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“..it will take regime change…”

 

 

 

Introductory considerations

As the world’s temperature rises, and wildfires burn across southern Europe, the western United States of America and […]

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A lesson from Greece: in government but not in power : book review

Syriza in Power

Support for Syriza, the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left, has melted away. Despite its programme of support for the worst hit […]

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Economy close to fatal debt overdose

July 25th, 2017|Brexit, capitalism, debt|0 Comments

Over the past year household incomes in the UK grew by just 1.5% but outstanding car loans, credit card balances and personal loans rose by 10%.

That 8.5% gap is one […]

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Bankers in panic mode as new crash brewing

June 29th, 2017|capitalism, Economy|0 Comments

Another financial crisis is not likely in our “lifetime”, says US Federal Bank chair Janet Yellen.

Pick me up off the floor someone!

Yellen’s somewhat delusional assurances are meant […]

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Getting beyond capitalism’s grip on the commons

June 27th, 2017|capitalism, Corbyn, Economy|0 Comments

Since the 1970s, global agencies, mostly set up to restore the economy in the wake of the World War Two, together with corporate lobby groups have promoted the neo-liberal […]

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Review: How Varoufakis’ dream turned into a nightmare

Yanis Varoufakis: Adults in the Room, My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment

Yanis Varoufakis lost his 2015 battle with what he calls “Europe’s deep establishment”. Now he’s working […]

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PM Theresa May is married to capital – literally

PM Theresa May is married to capital – literally. Her husband Philip is a ‘relationships manager’ working for Capital Group, a global financial services company.

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A new warning from Greece – loud and clear

May 1st, 2017|Corbyn, debt, EU, Greece|0 Comments

There’s been a dramatic drop in consumption of basic commodities such as bread and milk in Greece in the first months of 2017, according to the Hellenic Food […]

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A cooperative model, not hedge-funding for the NHS

April 15th, 2017|co-operation, debt, finance|0 Comments

Debt from hedge funds to ease the squeeze in the NHS?

This madly dangerous proposal comes from Jim Mackey, chief executive of NHS Improvement.

His big new idea is […]

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“Yes to life, no to mining”

In a world first, El Salvador, Central America’s smallest country, has banned metal mining in all its forms to protect its ground water reserves, setting a precedent for other nations to follow.

“This is historic; we […]

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Budget squeezes the middle leaving the corporations untouched

March 9th, 2017|Economy, nhs, real democracy|0 Comments

Unable to find ways of getting the global corporations like Google, Apple and Facebook to pay taxes in the UK, chancellor Philip Hammond’s stop-gap budget instead turns the screw […]

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