A few times a year – we don’t know exactly how often – 52 people meet in a room in London. We think they meet in the Guildhall. While most ordinary people know nothing about these meetings, the British government is fully up to speed. The people who attend these meetings work for organizations from[…]Read more →
Archive for ‘Economics’
This was an article in the guardian today.
Research for National Trust reveals more than half of councils with greenbelt land likely to allocate some for development.
Councils preparing to allocate greenbelt land for development, study shows
Response by David Dewhurst.
”Concreted over’ is a gross exaggeration. You can get about 30 decent semis or[…]
As claims of economic recovery take hold on either side of the Atlantic, there is a risk that Occupy and other activists will struggle to gain sufficient momentum to halt the dismantling of health, environment and social protections and challenge the austerity prescription. No doubt most people are much poorer than five years ago but[…]Read more →
The economic system has evolved over centuries to satisfy vested interests which derive their power from it and exercise their will through it. If the value of land and resources was to be shared for the common good, as natural law intended, homelessness would evaporate. The foundations of inequality, conflict and environmental waste were laid[…]Read more →
From John Lennon’s Working Class Hero
Sent: Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 11:56
Subject: Fucking peasants?
How much can Amazon’s weary pickers afford to improve their pay and conditions before their bosses find it cheaper and easier to automate the process lock, stock and barrel? (Remember grab on the arcade slot machine, programmed NOT[…]
The article below has been contributed by Corinna of the Real Democracy Working Group and she also writes for A World to Win.
A property-owning oligarchy has London in its grip
London is being transformed into a glass skyscraper for the super-rich and global property speculators while many of the things which have made Europe’s[…]
How the Hedge “Vulture” Funds can Seize Control of the Co-op Bank
by Sean Boyle
The recapitalisation plan gives the “vultures” 45% of equity and the option to buy another 25% of equity for £125 million. Exercising this free generous option would give the “vultures” 45% + 25% = 70% ownership of the Co-op Banking[…]
Intellectual property provisions in TPP (which is a good indicator of what will be in TTIP)
TPP leaked IP chapter summary (13 Nov 2013)
Prepared by MS
Note: This is a summary of the IP chapter made available by Wikileaks. TPP (or ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership’ is not the same as TTIP which is between[…]Read more →
Bank of England Resolution to Stop Vultures Asset Stripping
by Sean Boyle of the Economics Working Group
Co-op Bank Policy Proposal
Previously both the Co-op Group board and Co-op Banking board are to be congratulated for their ethical and responsible action in ensuring that the Co-op’s leading brand insurance and asset management businesses were only[…]