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

Flawed political economics are behind the calls for fiscal conservatism

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Flawed political economics are behind the calls for fiscal conservatism By Michael Lloyd  Article previously published here by Class Online, and reproduced by kind permission, Notwithstanding the social democratic motivation of the writers of the recent essay Moving Labour ‘into the black’, … 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

THE UK’S BUDGET DEFICIT IS RISING NOT FALLING

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Re-posted from  Socialist Economic Bulletin   By Michael Burke The latest public sector borrowing data shows that the UK budget deficit* is widening once more. Indeed despite a series of accounting adjustments which obscure the true picture, it is clear that … Continue reading