Bankers + Tax Havens = Lower wages, benefits and pensions

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This video clip of the ‘looting of America’ exposes the same type of looting that is occurring in the UK.  In fact, it is generally accepted that the City of London is an even more criminogenic environment than Wall Street.  Banks that are … Continue reading

Plutonomy – Invasion of the Political Body Snatchers.

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I want to pitch an idea for a contemporary science fiction film… the lead, called F, investigates the dark world of politics, wealth and manipulation of the economy in a small country called Brittania (B). The first thing that intrigues … Continue reading

UK suffers worst double-dipstick chancellor in 50 years

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Britain’s chancellor George Osborne’s economic competence collapsed by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2012 as the country’s double-dipstick chancellor of the exchequer’s ineptitude extended into a third quarter. A unique combination of across-the-board weakness in ability and proficiency coupled with a weakening … Continue reading

Where the US goes, we are sure to follow.

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Robert Reich calls ‘them’ Regressives, we call them neofeudalists, plutonomists or neoliberals .. His points, about the significance of the US presidential election, are made more overt by Will Hutton in the Observer: The American election is really a battle … Continue reading

Inadequacies of BBC coverage of the EU financial crisis.

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Increasingly, the quality and content of the BBC news comes under criticism. Lip-service is paid to BBC ‘balance’, but in fact the parameters of their political debate only extend from ultra-right to no further than moderate centre. The purpose of … Continue reading

Capitalism – Neoliberalism, Plutonomy, and Neo-feudalism.

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There are many different forms of capitalism. Before 1979, the UK had a mixed economy or ‘embedded liberalism’. However, the post war system of a welfare state, NHS and nationalized industries has been progressively dismantled by successive governments, and for … Continue reading