Germany has a balanced budget, a massive current account surplus, and low unemployment. Why then is there so much poverty in such a wealthy nation? Heiner Flassbeck is an economist, as well as publisher and [...]
The amount of raw materials the world has is limited. The amount of CO2 the atmosphere can tolerate is limited. The answer is to reduce consumption. It is that simple. By David Powell, New Economics [...]
This is Yanis Varoufakis’ talk held at the 6th Annual Shakespeare Rose Lecture, 19th March 2018, Rose Theatre, Kingston It is a long, but entertaining and enlightening. A good read for the weekend. Since brevity [...]
We’ve ended up with an internet built not for us – but for corporations, political parties, and the state’s increasingly nebulous ‘security’ demands. We need to better understand this problem so that we can challenge [...]
Many people on low incomes are paying dearly for access to credit. shutterstock.com Karen Rowlingson, University of Birmingham Michael Sheen has just launched the End High Cost Credit Alliance. The actor has supported various charitable [...]
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 Mathew D. Rose According to Bill Mitchell the book’s original title was “Reclaiming the Nation State”. The progressive publisher wanted the word nation removed. The term “Nation State”, claimed the publisher, was [...]