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So far Gerry Gold has created 24 blog entries.

How short-term production and profit is wrecking our food system

March 15th, 2018|real democracy|0 Comments

Billions of people around the world are drinking water contaminated with plastic. According to samples analysed by scientists, the US has the highest rate of contamination – […]

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After Carillion, what is the private sector for? Good question!

The collapse of Carillion, which made its money by sucking resources out of the public sector, begs the question: What use to society is the private sector of capitalism, when all is said […]

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Carillion collapse spells system failure

The collapse of Carillion and the threat to thousands of jobs worldwide is not just an indictment of the infamous public-private partnership model beloved of UK governments for the last 30 years. It […]

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How the 1% protect their wealth at our expense

Early in 2016 it was the Panama Papers, then, late […]

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Bitcoin fever could spark new crash






In less than a year the price of a Bitcoin has soared from less than $1,000 to $17,000 (almost $20,000 at one point). […]

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Hammond reboots austerity at our expense

November 23rd, 2017|Brexit, capitalism, Corbyn, Economy|0 Comments

Things are going to get harder, and harder and harder.

So said Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal […]

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Defeating corporate forces behind Paradise Papers

November 7th, 2017|capitalism, Corbyn, finance|1 Comment

The Paradise Papers revelations show that neither a Labour government in the UK, nor any other national government can match up to the […]

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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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“ 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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