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OPHI Lecture

An interesting take on the democratic process here from Nobel Laurate Professor Amartya Sen of Harvard University. The professor spoke at an event at Oxford University’s Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in January. There is also a fair commentary

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Economics, History, India, OPHI, Politics

Hinkley Point C

Now that the government has called for a review of the contract for the Hinkley point C nuclear power station many are wondering if this is a very expensive white elephant. Whether or not you agree with the proposal for

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, Energy, News, Nuclear power, Politics, Renewable Energy, Sharing

The Corporation

Published on 21 Jul 2012 https://youtu.be/Y888wVY5hzw THE CORPORATION is a Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person

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Posted in Comment, Ecology, Economics, News, Politics, Sharing

Quotes

Quotes Chris Hedges “We have to grasp, as Marx and Adam Smith did, that corporations are not concerned with the common good. They exploit, pollute, impoverish, repress, kill, and lie to make money. They throw poor people out of homes,

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Economics, Politics, Uncategorized

Complain: Quote

Originally posted on INCOMESCO:
”Our merchants and masters complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price and lessening the sale of goods. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent…

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Posted in Comment, Economics, Money, Politics, Uncategorized

U-turn: Is that fair ?

Originally posted on INCOMESCO:
Hard-working people are against funding cuts (austerity) and even Keynesian economics believe that austerity is negative to economic growth. A huge number of people from different walk of life have been refusing budget cut as they…

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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Economics, News, Parliament, Politics

Tuesday Thoughts 2

On the 14th of August the Global Food Security programme published a report on the increasing risk to food supplies from extreme weather. USA Today found the time and space to report on this on the22nd of August, but for

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Posted in Comment, Global Food Security, Humour, News, Reviews, USA Election
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