Economy

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 […]

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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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The robots are coming

June 4th, 2017|Economy, Visions|0 Comments

The robots are coming, there`s not much doubt about that. The question is: Are they welcome? And how do they actually make profits for the employer? Do they create profit in the same way as a human worker?

But first […]

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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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The Gig Economy and the Fight for Rights

Things are stirring in the so called gig economy and the precarious, difficult to organise workers, or ‘independent contractors’ as companies such as Deliveroo, Uber, Citysprint, Hermes and others call them, are joining unions, organising and standing up for […]

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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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Ireland on the edge

Ireland’s on-going water wars are provoking a new moment of crisis in the troubled Republic where Brexit has been described as “the most profound crisis” in history of the post-colonial state. The possibility of a hard UK/EU border between […]

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Another Brexit is possible

We should use the Brexit process to talk about what matters to us rather than what’s good for British business in terms of trade, access to markets and regulations.

That’s the corporate agenda, which is the priority for all the […]

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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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