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Corporate whining : Thames Water and Tax Avoidance. unpacked and debunked by the OL Economics WorkingGroup.

Question: article from Forbes magazine.
This article was sent to me by a friend who is slightly sceptical about my activities. Can someone who is less economically challenged than myself help me unpack this one?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/06/11/another-silly-corporate-tax-story-this-time-its-thames-water/
Answer from Clive:
These tax avoidance stories are complex and lead to ambivalence among the audience. Unlike many within[...]

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Drinks and Drugs News: Be The Change – 6th National Service User’s Conference Closing Session

Here is a 5min excerpt of paper I gave to the 6th National Service User [Drug Users] Conference
Feb 14th 2013
Of the 500-strong delegation; the vast majority were people who have been or are dependent on opiates, crack, cocaine all badduns like me;-) a few of them are now paid drugs workers, but mostly[...]

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London March Against Monsanto 25th May 2013

2 million protestors. 52 Cities.
This is the livestream of the London Demo. Small barely a thousand, but good for a first Demo. 300 ended up having a tour of London along with the Hare Krishna band.

March Against Monsanto: Tour of London.

Outside the U.S. Embassy.[...]

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NHS, Democracy and People Power

Dr Louise Irvine chair’s the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign which has seen a massive mobilisation of local people; 25,000 people marched to prevent the closure of the A & E. The campaign is planning a People’s Commissions of Enquiry, chaired by barrister Michael Mansfield QC , who will hear the evidence that the Trust Special[...]

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Get ready for the month ahead!

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Spain’s economy shrank for the[...]

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When ‘No’ Is Not Enough

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We were wrong in our last newsletter to dismiss Cyprus as just another bailout. This was the bailout/bail-in that revealed lawmakers’ cavalier attitude towards the law. The bailout that didn’t know whether to call itself a tool of “exceptional” circumstances or a future template, so opted for doing both. The bailout that[...]

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London Occupy Economics Working Group (EWG) budget response – “a missed opportunity”

The current financial crises (Eurozone, US and UK public and private sector debt, banks’ insolvency) were precipitated by the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008 which was the culmination of a housing fuelled, economic boom in the US, UK and Europe (particularly Spain and Ireland). Rising house prices fuelled an explosion in consumer credit and private[...]

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Rebalancing Austerity – a modest alternative budget 2013 – from Occupy Birmingham

We can’t do everything in one budget, but we can make a start. This is a start, by scrapping the austerity agenda, and starting a programme to reinvest in people and begin to reduce the criminal inequality that successive administrations have enabled. Some of these suggestions have been made by unions, campaigners, some by us.[...]

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