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David Ransom

David Ransom joined New Internationalist in 1989 and wrote on a range of issues, from green justice to the current financial crisis, before retiring in 2009. He was a close friend of Blair Peach, once worked as a banker in Uruguay and continued to contribute to New Internationalist as a freelancer until shortly before his death in February 2016. He lived on a barge on the waterways of England’s West Country.

His publications include License to Kill on the death of Blair Peach in 1979 and The No Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade. He also co-edited, with Vanessa Baird, People First Economics.

Articles by David Ransom

Why should financial markets be accountable only to themselves? asks David Ransom.
Taxation creates prosperity just as much as private enterprise, says David Ransom.
Don't rely on those who caused the crash to resolve it, argues David Ransom.
David Ransom argues that the opposite is actually true.
Who opposes the privatization of RBS? David Ransom explains why he does.
The megabanks and the mega-bonuses... facts and figures you should know.
How to get involved... and some inspiration from Spain.
Big private banks have been resurrected by the crisis they caused, says David Ransom.
It’s easy to evade austerity and enjoy welfare benefits to the full if you’re a transnational corporation. David Ransom reports.
David Ransom on plans to dig the biggest hole in the world and what it could mean to local biodiversity.
A date now inextricably linked with the US has another meaning entirely for those who suffered under Pinochet's dictatorship,...
This September marks the 40th anniversary of Chile’s coup d’état. David Ransom considers what we can learn from the lost decade...

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