Category: Economics

Chatter #191 – Josh Kosman: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy

Josh Kosman has been covering the financial industry for twenty-five years. He is a reporter for the New York Post, a former editor at Mergermarket.com and a former senior writer for The Deal and Buyouts Newsletter. He appears frequently in the media as a private equity and mergers expert. Few people realise that…

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Chatter #190 – John Coffey On Philanthrocapitalism, PFOF, Retail Investors, And The Approaching Crash

John Coffey worked at BNB Paribas for 30 years, retiring as head of trading at the age of 52. He led a team of Traders & Sales Professionals who managed the bank’s liquidity & capital resources, trading FX, Bonds & Derivatives and selling related products & hedging solutions to Fortune 500 corporations and…

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Chatter #188 Paul Mason – On Fascism, Authoritarianism, And The Polarisation Of Politics

Paul Mason is a journalist, writer and film-maker. His latest book How To Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance describes the rise of the modern far-right, its colonisation of conservatism and right-wing populism, and the danger it poses amid the wider process of democratic decay. It argues that, faced with the danger of a…

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Corruption? In the UK?

This article was originally posted on 99percent.org. We are all aware that in some countries – like Somalia, Venezuela and Afghanistan – corruption is endemic and hugely damaging. As Robert Zoellick, former President of the World Bank put it, “Corruption is a cancer that steals from the poor, eats away at governance and moral…

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Progress: The View From Outer Space

This article was originally posted on 99-percent.org We have all had the experience of being so deeply immersed in something that we could not see the wood for the trees. And there is nothing we are so deeply immersed in as our own lives. So it is worth a little thought experiment: imagine that…

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What Is Happening To Justice In The UK?

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED HERE ON 99-PERCENT.ORG This article was written just before Matt Hancock resigned as Health Secretary. His departure is a welcome demonstration of the fragility behind the government’s facade of invulnerability, but in itself does not address the problems this article raises. In principle, in the UK, we have equality under the law. The…

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