There’s nothing like the idea of a unionised worker to make the predatory capitalist convulse.
For the predatory capitalist, precarious employment is profitable. But what if this subjugation and short-termism has had its time?
As younger generations of workers increasingly see the benefits of a trade union, is the tide turning on those companies who have long exploited workers to swell their bottom line?
Host, Ross Ashcroft, met up with Director of the Institute of Employment Rights, Carolyn Jones, and Volunteer Organiser, Carolyn Steinhoff, to discuss.
The UK is the sixth richest nation in the world and yet many of…
Mark GB shares his insights of the people we need to listen to.
“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men” — George Orwell
“But by their fruit you will know them” — Matthew 7:16, Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In 2003, the US & UK went to war in Iraq on the basis of a pack of lies: Iraq was not involved in 9/11, there was no connection between Saddam & Al-Qaeda, and the UN inspectors had found no evidence of WMDs. George Bush &…
The West has dominated globalisation to date, but that balance of power is shifting and it’s happening much faster than Western leaders are willing to accept.
The West has dominated globalisation to date, but that balance of power is shifting and it’s happening much faster than Western leaders are willing to accept, as new countries demand a seat at the table.
The global pecking order is rebalancing to get a broader view on the risks and opportunities in this new global economy.
We traveled to Southeast Asia to meet former World Bank economist, Dr Kirida Bhaopichitr. We began by talking…
There are vast numbers of Zombie companies out there who are paying off nominal interest payments on huge debts in order to keep the lights on.
“Zombie Company” is a media term for a company that needs constant bailouts in order to operate, or an indebted company that is able to repay the interest on its debts but not reduce its debts…Wikipedia
The Adam Smith Institute identifies 5 features of a zombie business:
Was the media onslaught by the British press before the football World Cup just a mistake?
The barrage of scaremongering by the British press before the football World Cup, painted the hosts Russia as a tyrannical country unsafe for tourists and football fans alike. But the reality has been very different. Visitors have taken to social media to explain that they’ve found Russia and her people hospitable and friendly. This wasn’t what they were told to expect.
So was this media onslaught just a mistake? Or was this the latest instalment of post Cold War rhetoric designed to malign Russia…
Could this be the year that sends the silver price to the moon and gives the so-called silver stackers their long awaited moment in the sun?
It is claimed that the silver market is one of the most manipulated markets in the world. It’s also claimed that there’s a drastic shortfall between how much of the precious metal is above the ground versus how much of it has been sold in paper contracts.
But could this be the year that sends the silver price to the moon and gives the so-called silver stackers their long awaited moment in the sun?
Why have people failed to abolish the familiar structures that condemn so many to poverty and insecurity?
Haven’t we been here before?
Three centuries ago philosophers began to address these questions in the movement known as the Enlightenment.
Immanuel Kant described it as “Mankind’s final coming of age, the emancipation of the human consciousness from an immature state of ignorance and error.”
But, while the Enlightenment succeeded in freeing human thought, it did not deliver a society in which the economic rights of all citizens were given equal weight.
Perhaps the best example of the gulf between Enlightenment ambition and…
A just and inclusive economy would take account of the impact of inherited differences.
It is entirely natural for parents to want to support their children in every way possible, and for some this includes making financial provision for their offspring after their deaths.
Several nations impose some form of tax on inheritance, although in the last decade many nations have abolished such taxes as others have chosen to keep them.
But to deter an essentially altruistic act by the threat of post-mortem taxation seems unduly severe.
There’s no problem with inheritance if the wealth being bequeathed has been justly…
Less than 100 days into his presidency and Joe Biden is already angling for war with Russia.
Joe Biden is angling for war with Russia and the excuse is Ukrainian sovereignty.
But Russia has 200 years of experience when it comes to Western forces piling up troops against its borders — and it’s led to a series of devastating wars. And again today, we are seeing the highest number of NATO and US troops stationed close to the Russian border.
Host, Ross Ashcroft, met up with Authors Alex Krainer and Dmitry Orlov who reveal that the real reason is something…
Why is the ability to call a home your own becoming the privilege of the few as opposed to the right of the many?
The right to shelter is a human necessity. The same can be said for food and water without which humans would not exist. Unlike commodities such as gold and silver, access to housing is a human right.
So why is the ability to call a home your own becoming the privilege of the few as opposed to the right of the many?
Host, Ross Ashcroft, met up with former UN Special Rapporteur, Leilani Farha, and Documentary…
For those who think differently…