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Organised crime worth £560bn
UN launches campaign against illegal trade, which is worth more than six times the global aid budget and has high human cost....
Worth the risk? UK goes for broke with supercasinos
"A high-stakes expansion is set to sweep the nation. Jonathan Brown reports."
Voices from the Occupation - The City of London is the World's Greatest Money Launderer
A look at the City of London as centre of global money-laundering
The bankers lied
"Britain has paid a horrific price for allowing the City to dictate credit policy. Yet there is no inquiry, no questioning, only silence."
It's defeatist talk of a crisis on leftwing thinking
"Progressives have been vindicated. The public are far ahead, and to the left, of government on the reforms we need."
Is society broken? Polly Toynbee and comments
"The more Cameron and his party harp on this theme, the more their own social isolation and lack of solutions show."
A public mood that won't stand for corporate greed any longer
"When it came to the bonus culture and tax loopholes, it took years for politicians to catch up with popular discontent."
Cameron reveals his vision for 'moral markets'
"PM accused of not matching his rhetoric with action after blocking Lib Dem pay plans."
Poverty and inequality not key reasons for law breaking
Crime has fallen sharply since the economy crashed. There are three likely explanations for less lawlessness: more jailing, fewer youths and lower consumption of intoxicants.....
We didn't all party
SO, the Central Bank has told the Government it should not ease back on austerity. "This temptation must be resisted" it said, using good old fashioned religious language to enforce its message.....[Irish Independent].
Robert Reich: The decline of the public good
"Much of the rest of what’s considered “public" has become so shoddy that those who can afford to do so find private alternatives."
How the British stole Zimbabwe
Interesting film on one of the great or appalling imperial thefts, with some good interview material...
Famine crimes in international Law
From Amer. Jo. of Int, Law, Vol.97
Yasmin Alibhai Brown: Honours that show the old order reasserting itself
"The nation has turned away from progressive politics. The right owns government, culture and media."
This lobbying against reform is dishonest and damaging
"A profession which should stand for integrity and prudence now supports a lobbying strategy that exploits misunderstanding and fear."
Iceland exits recession
"Decision to force bondholders to pay for banking system's collapse appears to pay off as economy grows 1.2% in third quarter."
"What a mess!"
Offshore secrets revealed: the shadowy side of a booming industry
A worldwide research effort in collaboration with BBC Panorama and the ICIJ reveals the people behind these anonymous companies
Havelange's legacy as the godfather of greed
"The Way I See It: At 95, he has retired with ill health in the days before he was due to face charges of alleged corruption."
A rather modest retraction for a story that has changed so much
"Media Studies: If The Guardian had not published its story, the News of the World might not have been closed."
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