The tide seems to be turning concerning the Gig Economy in Britain. Workers, supported by the unions, are winning one court case after the other to be recgonised for what they are: employees. Wren-Lewis looks at the current conflict in London with Über. Are we seeing the beginning of the end to Silicon Valley Capitalism in the UK?
Checking soaring executive pay is necessary for reducing income inequalities, but the government continually fails to address the issue. Read here
Oh well. This is going the way of the financial transaction tax and stopping tax evasion. The EU is simply a neo-liberal organisation in service of the transnational corporations. Read here
Prof John Beddington, Prof Steven Berry, Wolfgang Cramer, et al: EU must not burn the world’s forests for ‘renewable’ energy
A flaw in Europe’s clean energy plan allows fuel from felled trees to qualify as renewable energy when in fact this would accelerate climate change and devastate forests Read here