Tag: corruption

Chatter #235 – Mark E. Thomas on Corruption, Oligarchy, and the NHS Health And Social Care Bill

I think I mention the work of Mark E. Thomas on this show almost as much as I reference Naomi Klein and The Shock Doctrine, so it was a pleasure to have Mark back on the show. In this episode we talked through the privatisation of the NHS, the implications of the Health…

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Chatter #222 [Live] – Gavin O’Toole on Tory Authoritarianism and The End Of Boris?

Gavin O’Toole is a writer and editor with a long background at the UK’s leading newspapers, including eight years at the Observer, six years at the Financial Times, and six years at the Guardian. Has written for Reuters IFR, Al Jazeera, Guardian, Futures and Options Association, Markit Magazine, NACLA, Global Government Forum, Public…

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Time To Change Track

This article was originally posted at – https://99-percent.org/time-to-change-track/ The UK is a rich country with a proud democratic tradition. We have produced some of the world’s greatest scientists and a number of world-leading companies. We are strong in the Arts and our sporting heroes are world-class. Many of us have been (generally) proud…

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Chatter #195 [Live] – Robert Palmer: Pandora Papers And The Offshore World

One of the biggest stories of the year is the release of the Pandora Papers, whilst we may still be at the beginning of the releases, there is already a lot of stories catching the headlines so I thought it was a great chance to talk about the offshore world and tax evasion…

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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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Malice in Plunderland – a New Kind of Government?

This article was originally posted on 99-percent.org. In British politics, the Left is traditionally associated with ‘big state’ policies and Right with ‘small state’ policies. Recently, several commentators have suggested that Prime Minister Johnson is pioneering a new kind of ‘big state, one nation Conservatism’ – and in effect stealing Labour’s clothes. For…

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