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Economists support Labour forming the next UK government

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, November 27th, 2019 - 24 comments

One hundred and sixty three British economists have signed a letter to the Financial Times to say they believe that Labour should form the next government. The UK economy needs reform. For too long it has prioritised consumption over investment, short-term financial returns over long-term innovation, rising asset values over rising wages, and deficit reduction […]

The 2008 financial crisis casts a long shadow over UK politics

Written By: - Date published: 3:58 am, November 16th, 2019 - 2 comments

Nick Kelly on why the 2008 Global Financial Crisis is still having a dramatic effect on United Kingdom Politics.

Tale of two Irelands

Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, February 20th, 2014 - 42 comments

Tracey recounts the rise and fall of the `financial genius` John Key’s pet financial hub for NZ to emulate the paragon economies that tried it. Like Ireland – the home of the jobless and deserted housing projects.

Fortunately he was somehow prevented from stuffing NZ in this way. However he did put in some legislation of dubious value to allow NZ to be used as a haven for hot money fleeing taxes…

Contactless cards: capitalism thrives, customers lose

Written By: - Date published: 9:24 pm, July 28th, 2013 - 36 comments

Contactless (“wave and go”) features are becoming a compulsory feature for credit and debit cards.  Hi-tech equipment can pilfer from such cards as people pass by.  Plus other problems.  But, they ensure banks and merchants make more money.

A Smidgen of Truth Escapes the msm

Written By: - Date published: 1:19 pm, September 29th, 2011 - 15 comments

It’s not often that ‘bald truths’ escape the filtration of the msm. The video below is an example of one of those rare moments.

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