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Five minutes with Noam Chomsky
“Europe’s policies make sense only on one assumption: that the goal is to try and undermine and unravel the welfare state.”
Osborne's impact laid bare: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer
"Government warns of new credit crunch as the poor feel the pain."
The Sketch: Capital treason charges will sort out the bankers – if burning crosses don't
"The difference is between the amount of drawn loans and loan facilities committed." In English, businesses have overdrafts but aren't using them, for fear of the future."
MP on Google tax avoidance scheme: 'I think that you do evil'
Google and Amazon came under fierce attack from MPs and tax campaigners after fresh whistleblower allegations put further strain on claims by the internet giants that their multibillion-pound UK-facing businesses should not be taxed by Revenue & Customs.
What price the new democracy? Goldman Sachs conquers Europe
"While ordinary people fret about austerity and jobs, the eurozone's corridors of power have been undergoing a remarkable transformation."
Is Marx still relevant?
A consideration of the relevance of Marx's ideas in the early 21st century might start with separating their outdated elements from those capable of development in the present...
Super-Yachts "Carroll Trust Files" Guernsey British Ships Register + Guernsey Police Fraud Scandal
The sensational Carroll Foundation Trust and parallel Carroll Maryland Trust billion dollars offshore tax evasion fraud scandal which is now encircling 10 Downing Street and the Conservative Party has revealed that the new explosive FBI Scotland Yard prosecution files have "named" the Guernsey Police and the Guernsey Registry of British Ships in this case of international importance.
Italy and Greece: rule by bankers?
"It looks as though, by Monday, both Greece and Italy will be ruled by so-called ‘technocratic’ governments."
Retirement, Recovery, Spending, Taxes, Integrity, and Accountability: Cutting and Investing in a Complex World of Irresponsibility
Did you hear the one about the bankers?
"Capitalism and free markets are the best engines for generating growth and relieving poverty — provided they are balanced with meaningful transparency, regulation and oversight."
Bill Gates: UK leading the way in tackling world hunger
Microsoft mogul addresses London rally to praise British efforts on fighting starvation
Vatican calls for crackdown on financial markets
"Vatican thinktank wants global authority to police markets. Economy needs people-centred ethics, cardinals argue."
Sir Mervyn Kind: don't demonise bankers
"Outgoing Bank of England governor blames regulatory failure for banking crisis and not individuals."
Can Noonan be serious? There's no way we can trust the banks
"Solutions advanced to deal with the mortgage crisis include unclipping the muzzles on banks, allowing them to pursue property owners in arrears."
Banking industry's year of shame ends in a blizzard of Libor revelations
"UBS's £940m fine disproves the theory that a few bad apples have caused the rot. It now seems the problem is cultural."
UBS fined £30m over rogue trader
"FSA fines Swiss bank for 'serious weaknesses' in systems and controls which allowed Kweku Adoboli to rack up £1.5bn losses."
Reckless bankers should be sent to jail, MPs say
MPs want bankers' bonuses curbed and reckless misconduct in bank management made a criminal offence, long-awaited report says.
The 1930's US sit-down strikes
South African mine owner Amplats fires 12,000 workers
"The world's biggest platinum producer has fired 12,000 striking miners after a protracted strike over wages.
UK banks fund deadly cluster-bomb industry
"The Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB, Barclays and HSBC have all provided funding to the makers of cluster bombs."
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