Protecting our food from the cult of GDP Growth

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Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: Vandana Shiva – Growth = Poverty   Ideas At The House Published on Nov 10, 2013 When natural resources like timber, water and mineral deposits can be extracted from ecosystems, they become assets with dollar … Continue reading

Britain’s Economic “Boom”

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Britain’s Economic Boom: By Michael Burke previously published by Socialist Economic Bulletin  As the British economic crisis becomes more prolonged the outbreak of stupidity that greets every new piece of important economic data becomes more generalised. Previously there has been a … Continue reading

Worse than they thought.. on the Economy

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Economy is worse than they thought By Michael Burke First posted on Socialist Economic Bulletin The latest GDP release from the Office for National Statistics was accompanied by a set of revisions to previous data. These now show that the … Continue reading

The FT, Hedgehogs and the scale of the crisis

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First posted Wednesday, 29 May 2013 on Socialist Economic Bulletin The FT, hedgehogs and the scale of the crisis By Michael Burke In analysis of any issue it is crucial to distinguish between factors that are of primary or decisive importance … Continue reading

Despite Britain’s New Thatcherites, only the State sector has recovered.

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First posted Tuesday, 30 April 2013 on Socialist Economic Bulletin Despite Britain’s new Thatcherites, only the state sector has recovered By Michael Burke The British economy is becoming more dependent on the state.  This is revealed in the latest preliminary … Continue reading

The Logic of Privatisation of the East Coast Mainline

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First posted on Thursday, 28 March 2013 – Socialist Economic Bulletin The logic of privatisation of the East Coast mainline By Michael Burke The Coalition government has announced its intention to privatise the East Coast mainline rail network.  The network … Continue reading

GDP DATA SHOWS BRITAIN IS THE WEAKEST OF ALL THE LARGE ECONOMIES

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First posted Sunday, 3 February 2013 at Socialist Economic bulletin GDP Data Shows Britain Is the Weakest of All the Large Economies By Michael Burke Britain is only the second large economy to report GDP data for the final quarter … Continue reading