Implications of TTIP for Financial Regulation of the Banks

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This excellent 6 minute video clip indicates the role of the City of London (the most criminogenic of global financial centres) in lobbying for the EU-US Free Trade Agreement, otherwise known as TTIP (TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). To date, … Continue reading

The Massive Cash Hoard of Western Companies

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The cash hoard of Western companies By Michael Burke Published previously  by  Socialist Economic Bulletin  Supporters of ‘austerity’ would have a very strong argument if there really were no money left. In that case, opponents of current policy would be … Continue reading

Forgotten Wisdom

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Forgotten (or ignored) wisdom From Alittleecon We seem to have forgotten (or ignore) so much of what we should already know. Here’s former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Marriner Eccles talking about the false equivalence of household and government debt in 1938 … Continue reading

Who caused this Crisis? Not Immigrants, Not Unions, Not “Scroungers”

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Who caused this Crisis? Not Immigrants, Not Unions, Not “Scroungers” By Michael Burke Previously Published by Socialist Economic Bulletin A crisis is an objective fact to which there can essentially be only two responses. The cause can be identified and … Continue reading

Film Review of ‘Four Horseman’ – Chomsky, Max Keiser, Stigliz and more

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Informative PressTV discussion about the film ‘Four Horseman’- a debut feature from director Ross Ashcroft which reveals the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster… Insights from Joseph Stigliz, Noam Chomsky,  Dr … Continue reading

Neil Barofsky: How Washington Saved Wall Street and Abandoned Main Street

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Fascinating (and not in a good way) insight into the priorities of the US treasury.  The mindset according to Neil Barofsky was entirely focused on saving the banks and not at all on the ‘little people’. The government’s special inspector … Continue reading