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Call time on neoliberal-driven climate d...

Call time on neoliberal-driven climate disaster

Everything that people depend on for their daily lives has not just been disrupted, it’s been absolutely destroyed. So said Mark Bowen, head of emergency management for Bay County, Florida, after Hurricane Michael passed through the Florida Panhandle. Looking to the bigger picture, the last 20 years have seen a dramatic rise of 151% in […]

A decade after the crash, a fairer, kind...

A decade after the crash, a fairer, kinder capitalism is simply delusional

Ten years ago, the world economy ground to a halt in the wake of the biggest financial crash in the history of capitalism. The vastly overinflated atmospheric layer of global credit had burst. The banks and the entire financial system were in trouble, big trouble. Bear Stearns and Northern Rock led the collapse. Then on […]

The UK’s ‘economic model’: what it is an

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 anniversary conference.   Corbyn wryly welcomed chancellor Philip Hammond’s warning that Labour poses an “existential challenge to our economic model”. “Yes we do,” he responded emphatically, adding: “I am not […]

Review: How Varoufakis’ dream turned int

Review: How Varoufakis’ dream turned into a nightmare

Yanis Varoufakis lost his 2015 battle with what he calls “Europe’s deep establishment”. Now he’s working to build DiEM 25, a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats. Their aim is to repair the European Union. In January, 2015 he was elected, with 140,000 votes, as finance minister in the Syriza-dominated government. His mission – to overturn […]