A fairer society means breaking the big business stranglehold on politics

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Labour’s challenge to fight inequalities and rebuild democracy rests on addressing Britain’s ‘finance curse’ If the next Labour leader wants a fairer society, they must break the big business stranglehold on politics. by Nick Dearden Re-posted from openDemocracy 10.09.15 In … Continue reading

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

Major Banks Help Clients like Romney Hide Trillions in Offshore Tax Havens

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Forget the 47 percent. Foreign tax havens—and investment vehicles like those the GOP candidate established at Bain Capital—are robbing world treasuries of billions. Major Banks Help Clients Hide Trillions in Offshore Tax Havens Published on Aug 3, 2012 by TheRealNews James Henry of … 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

A Neofeudalist Fantasy inspired by Bilderberg 2012

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The Bilderberg phenomenon is often dismissed as a ‘conspiracy fantasist’s dream.  However, there is no doubt that there is an annual three-day conference attended by members of the global aristocracy, global leaders of industry and politicians (including US presidential candidates) from … Continue reading

Why does the Structural Deficit remind me of LIBOR?

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(I know this might sound rather boring but the facts are actually a bit incredible…) The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is a benchmark interest rate used broadly all over the world and affects trillions of dollars of loans worldwide – mortgage … Continue reading