Richard Murphy examines why inequality is detrimental to society, but he also goes to the trouble of defining inequality, its quantitative and qualitative elements, and which are not acceptable to most of society. At the [...]
In our December 2017 Taxcast: We speak with two time Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist Jake Bernstein about his new book ‘Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the [...]
Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, academics and professionals building a better economics in society and the classroom. They recently produced an economics textbook entitled Rethinking Economics: An Introduction to Pluralist Economics, an [...]
The perennial and tragic irony is that the very conditions which led to Brexit are being eclipsed by the government’s total preoccupation with it. Frances Northrop is Director of Communities and Localities at the New [...]
40 billion euros. That’s how much the European Union wants to spend on the research, development and procurement of new weapons during the next 10 years. The establishment of the European Defence Fund is an [...]
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 David Shirreff The answer is yes. But saving the euro will be immensely difficult, and will require political, ideological and institutional changes. The euro always had serious design flaws. Back in 1989, [...]