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Poor nations ‘deprived of billions as half of investment is chanelled through tax havens’

Report says one single transaction could have provided every Indian primary school child with a subsidised meal for a year if it been taxed fully Some of the world’s poorest countries are missing out on billions each year due to … Continue reading

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Europe and the US should heed Latin America on drugs – Guardian editorial

It’s time to engage with Latin America and pursue alternatives to the present policy You wouldn’t know it from listening to UK officials but a game-changing debate is taking place in the Americas about the war on drugs. There is a … Continue reading

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Young and poor hit hardest as UK cuts widen inequality, says OECD

Senior analyst says coalition has chosen policies likely to ‘fall on the back of the poor population groups’ The OECD has warned that Britain faces rising levels of inequality by pursuing austerity polices that are widening the gulf between rich and poor. In a … Continue reading

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Climate change: swift political action can avert a carbon dioxide crisis – Observer editorial

Carbon dioxide levels have reached an all-time high. But there is some hope if governments take the figures seriously The news that concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere reached a level of 400 parts per million last week might not appear … Continue reading

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Bahrain Online founder Ali Abdulemam breaks silence after escape to UK

Bahrain blogger has been in hiding since being sentenced in absentia in 2011 to 15 years in prison for ‘plotting a coup’ On 18 March 2011 – in the middle of the Arab spring – the home of the prominent … Continue reading

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Watch out, George Osborne: Smith, Marx and even the IMF are after you

When even the IMF’s free market ideologues recoil from the UK chancellor’s austerity politics, democracy itself is at stake George Osborne and his Treasury officials are gearing up for a fight. They’ve promised to make life difficult for the other … Continue reading

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The Layman’s Case Against Austerity

By Stephanie Kelton. Cross posted from New Economic Perspectives Steve Kraske of The Kansas City Star recently interviewed me for a piece about austerity.  The story ran in today’s paper. It doesn’t provide much depth (unlike bloggers, journalists have strict space constraints!), so … Continue reading

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