This is problem with what used to called “balanced journalism”: serve elite interests and maintain public trust. As the elite moves towards the neo-liberal creed of winner take all, this practice has been jettisoned. Mill has argued that the BBC needs to break with its statist model and become a digital public network and platform, but also that all and any governmental influence over the BBC must be abolished, with the BBC instead being democratised and radically decentralised. This is also urgently the case in Germany with regard to the state broadcasters, which have mutated to broadcasters.
The chickens are coming home to roost at present and the irony of all this is that ultimately German and Dutch external surpluses will fall below the allowable EU imbalance threshold of 6 per cent […]
Why do people still respect politicians? Or even feel sorry for them even though they work against the public interest and are thoroughly corrupt? Chris Dillow provides some answers. Read here
How the non-democratic EU Commission continues to usurp power to serve corporations. It is good that Bill Mitchell has picked up on this and provides a thorough analysis. This is truly important. Read here