According to Pettifor Global bankers and financiers are to blame for the rise of populist and fascist political parties after the Great Financial Crisis and are already leading us to the next financial disaster. Ann [...]
The Catalan crisis has brought to light the problems Spain has had with democracy since the Franco era. What we are discovering is not pretty – and has little to do with the democratic pretensions [...]
The stupidity of Northern European nations with regard to debt has hit Italy again and is provoking even more radical “solutions”. When will people ever learn? Heiner Flassbeck is an economist, as well as publisher [...]
Following the Cambridge Analytica affair and the massive leak of 87 million people’s data revealed earlier this year, Facebook is facing unprecedented scrutiny of its business model and especially its use of users’ personal data. [...]
Andrey N Bannov / shutterstock Kai Whiting, Universidade de Lisboa and Luis Gabriel Carmona, Universidade de Lisboa The targets set in the Paris Agreement on climate change are ambitious but necessary. Failure to meet them [...]
The Spider’s Web: Britain's Second Empire, is a documentary film that shows how Britain transformed from a colonial power into a global financial power.
At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of offshore secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it behind obscure financial structures in a web of offshore islands.
Today, up to half of global offshore wealth may be hidden in British offshore jurisdictions and Britain and its offshore jurisdictions are the largest global players in the world of international finance. How did this come about, and what impact does it have on the world today? This is what the Spider's Web sets out to investigate.
Book review by Atul K. Shah As Private Eye journalist, Richard Brooks has long been responsible for exposing corporate corruption, especially around tax avoidance and evasion. One story kept on repeating in his research – [...]