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.
This article provides a good description of what daily austerity looks like in Britain and where its ideological support comes from and functions. Read here
If anyone wants proof of the anti-democratic credentials of the EU, it has been their denying three elected Catalan politicians from assuming office. Read here
A few day ago we posted this link after the New Weather Institute and the campaign group Rethinking Economics, with input from a wide range of economists, academics and concerned citizens, on the 500 year anniversary […]