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Clothes are not merely “fashion” but are linked socially, economically and politically to big business.

It was the Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde who said fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. Today, much of the ugliness remains, but the time span has shrunk from six months to just a few weeks. Fast fashion has boomed, but it’s boomed at the expense of garment makers, consumers and the environment.

Host, Ross Ashcroft, met up with Journalist and Author, Dana Thomas and Reader in Fashion Marketing, Patsy Perry, to discuss…


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Four Horsemen is an award winning independent feature documentary made by the Renegade Inc. team which lifts the lid on how the world really works.

As we will never return to ‘business as usual’ 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a moral and just society.

Four Horsemen is free from mainstream media propaganda — the film doesn’t bash bankers, criticise politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. …


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Currently we are taxed on what we produce, perhaps it would be more progressive to tax land instead of our labour?

Four Horsemen is an award winning independent feature documentary made by the Renegade Inc. team which lifts the lid on how the world really works.

Here is an extract from the documentary about taxation.

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How much do we really know about the dynamics of money?

Over the last few years, the subject of money has come into sharp focus. Increasingly, we want to know who creates it, who issues it, who controls it, and importantly, who decides who gets it first.

Today’s paradox is why with so much money now created, do we still have so much inequality and poverty? And should this contradiction lead us to ask, how much do we really know about the dynamics of money? Host, Ross Ashcroft, met up with Author, Brett Scott, to discuss.

Money & the monetary system

Money has evolved over…


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Debt is big business for banks, corporations and governments. Let Bill show you just how big…

For Billion Dollar Bill the terms of aid (debt) deals are incredibly lucrative.

No outdoor rock concert is able to go anywhere near replacing the profits of corporate projects in developing countries.

If only they knew…

Governments need foreign predatory lending to keep cash flows moving and confusion around foreign aid is necessary to stop the cries of outrage becoming cries of dissent. …


By Mark Braund

Speculative investment reduces the ability of the economy to meet it’s primary objective.

As a way of securing wealth without engaging in real economic activity — the act of combining land, labour and capital to create something with exchange value in the market place — it’s been around almost as long as land rent.

But unlike rent, the gains enjoyed by speculative investors arise not as a side-effect of legitimate economic activity, but as a result of a conscious effort by people with spare cash to subvert the natural workings of the economy.

Speculative investment reduces the…


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Author of Medici Money, Tim Parks, discusses the Medici banking dynasty and its legacy.

The Renaissance is known as a foundation stone of the modern world through both its art and ideas. But lesser known is that it was also a time when the modern banking system was created.

The Medici Bank was the most influential. Yet the trouble it attracted with the church and the state over using usury as a business model is a problem that our societies still face today.

Host, Ross Ashcroft, met up with Author of Medici Money, Tim Parks, to discuss the Medici banking…


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Can philosophy enable us to think differently about our true identity?

It was the British philosopher, Bertrand Russell who said most people would rather die than think, and many of them do.

In a sensationalist world that operates at breakneck speed, many of us get caught careering between stimulus and response, rarely stopping to think critically about why we do what we do. More fundamentally, with nationalism on the rise, we ask: can philosophy enable us to think differently about our true identity?

Stine Jensen is a Danish philosopher who lives in the Netherlands, a country and people that are…


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When you scratch the surface of the apparent exclusive benefits of MBA programs you may discover that all that glitters is not gold…

MBA programs are great and have a lot of career benefits.

But when it comes to analyze your education investment, you should do it the same way you would analyse any other investment: In contrast with its alternatives. And when you scratch the surface of the apparent exclusive benefits of such programs, you may discover that all that glitters is not gold

Let’s analyze these supposed benefits:

Incremental income

  • Several studies show that MBA graduates earn in average significantly…

The Wise Woman’s Helper

An anonymous hospital porter makes the case for Modern Monetary Theory.

“That’s all very nice, but how are we going to pay for it?” Probably the most annoying question in politics.

A hospital porter discusses with a bond trader the idea that we can’t afford nice things like modern functioning hospitals or food for hungry children.

“I do this for a living,” he said. Or what do you know, you’re just a hospital porter? I often come across patients I don’t agree with and let it go, but this was different, “I’m a bond trader.”

When I picked him up…

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