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Why is Britain siding with the vulture funds?

The UN wants to stop billionaire speculators forcing indebted nations like Argentina into default. Britain, the US and Germany say ‘no’. Tim Jones reports.

Filed in: Argentina Economics

The truth behind Cambodia’s inequalities

David Nathan looks at a country where gold BMWs are parked next to families living in cardboard houses.

Filed in: Cambodia Economics Equality Poverty

The gold standard is nothing but a shiny distraction

And it offers a false sense of security in an unstable world, says Philip Pilkington.

Filed in: Economics

Should we fight the system or be the change?

Mark Engler and Paul Engler on the strengths and limitations of prefigurative politics.

Filed in: Culture Economics Politics

What the US made of Thomas Picketty

Mark Engler reports on reactions to a surprise best seller.

Filed in: Economics Media United States

PODCAST: Google, G20 and the British government

In May’s taxcast, Naomi Fowler talks about the struggle for global transparency in a world where corporations rule…

Filed in: Corporations Economics

Why the Philippines won’t be the next Asian miracle

Iris Gonzales isn’t convinced by buoyant World Economic Forum predictions.

Filed in: Economics Philippines

Save our species from capitalism: a politics that speaks to people

Richard Swift interrogates capitalism, exploring the alternatives offered by left-wing politics.

Filed in: Corporations Economics Society

Wish you weren’t here: transnationals on their tax holidays

Sierra Leone is a prime destination for big businesses wanting to avoid paying tax, says Joseph Stead.

Filed in: Economics Sierra Leone Trade

Should there be a basic income?

Basic Income UK co-ordinator Barb Jacobson and author and sociologist Francine Mestrum go head to head.

Filed in: Economics Equality

PODCAST: Colonialism, inequality and the IMF

Naomi Fowler explains how the International Monetary Fund has become an unlikely advocate for tax justice…

Filed in: Economics Finance

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