Tag: corruption

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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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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Who Governs Britain?

This article was originally posted here. There is an obvious and simple answer to the question: the UK has regular general elections; at each election, a party led by a proposed prime minister is elected; the new Prime Minister selects his cabinet; they govern the country on behalf of the electorate. But in…

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