So Europe is back to its Franco-German rivalry and emerging out of that process is the unthinkable – Bundesbank President, Jens Weidmann – becoming a front-runner to take over the ECB role. He is a man with a past and his current ‘political’ statements, as he lobbies for the position he clearly covets, appear to contradict that past. A leopard never changes its spots. Beware.
A financialised economy and weak trade unions mean record employment has done little to increase workers’ pay. Read here
Not only did the little community of Wolfhagen in Germany take over its electricity grid from the multi-national E.ON, but in the meantime has gone over to renewable energy. All of this in the hands […]
Giant drug companies – ‘Big Pharma’ – have become the ultimate symbol of a broken corporate model. They live off monopolies on medicines discovered many years ago, extending those monopolies by making tiny changes to […]