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So far Gerry Gold has created 12 blog entries.

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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Trump: from democracy to tyranny

January 21st, 2017|constitution, Trump|1 Comment

So, Donald Trump is now President of the United States of America, and its Commander-in-Chief.

In his inaugural speech, Trump made no reference to his party, Congress, or any other means by which he expects to accomplish the […]

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Hammond fiddles while the economy burns up

November 23rd, 2016|Economy|0 Comments

We had to wait for elder statesman Ken Clarke in questions from MPs to introduce, ever so gently, a reference to the threat of recession. It was the first and last time even a hint of reality […]

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‘Global disintegration’ threatens world economy – and that’s the architect of deregulation speaking!

October 11th, 2016|Corbyn, Economy, Support|0 Comments

The vertiginous, downward spiral of the global capitalist economy is at last forcing itself into the consciousness of even its most loyal supporters and advocates.

Not the least affected among them is Professor Lawrence Summers.

You won’t find […]

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Brexit – a seismic event

July 15th, 2016|Support|0 Comments

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The Economist’s headline was ‘Brexit and the markets: a seismic shock’

Doomsday scenarios – warnings of its consequences – abounded: the British Pound will weaken,

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How to create our own future

May 23rd, 2016|Reviews|1 Comment

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There’s no shortage of critiques of capitalism these days, but realistic and inspiring proposals for the means to replace it with something better […]

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