Economy

Why We Need a ‘Fair Tax’- Fighting Neoliberalism in City Councils

Critical CitiesOver the last few weeks, momentum has been building to take action on the UK Government’s Private Finance Initiative contracts.

The pillars of an abusive governance regime are crumbling all around […]

Share This:

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 […]

Share This:

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 […]

Share This:

How the 1% protect their wealth at our expense

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

Share This:

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). […]

Share This:

Deepening crisis in the Irish state

November 29th, 2017|debt, election, finance, Ireland|1 Comment

The resignation (28/11/17) of Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister (Tainiste) Frances Fitzgerald TD, for failure to address massive police corruption, marks a deepening political crisis in the 26-County Irish State. It has also opened a small but revealing window on […]

Share This:

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 […]

Share This:

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 […]

Share This:

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 […]

Share This:

“..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 […]

Share This:

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 […]

Share This:

Inequality will persist without redistribution

July 9th, 2017|Economy|0 Comments

Luck determines the winners and losers of society, not merit or hard work. Those that start out with more get more, and those that start with little often fall through the gaps.

Inequality is not only caused by the human […]

Share This: