Western economies currently battling the effects of a long term recession and pressures from the International Financial industry might benefit from adopting a few of the measures that Argentina put in place in the aftermath of the 2001 crisis.
What would change if we regarded News International as a de-facto criminal conspiracy? James Murdoch’s “I can’t speak to that” sounds less like the confusion of an incompetent manager than the intentional unknowing of a Tony Soprano, insulated from street level crime.
If South Sudan can ever find the means to establish control over its own oil reserves and resist the international economic meddling that would undo any progress it seeks for its people, that will truly herald a new era of decolonization.
How can you rise up against the moneyed classes? Well, if you’re immune to the state hypnosis of the Royal Wedding but can’t be arsed to throw a fire extinguisher off Millbank Tower then new film The Honey Killer is for you.
The austerity narratives of deficit reduction are everywhere, but the facts show that this is a false story deployed cynically to decimate the welfare state and the reduction of taxes for the super-rich.
Business and politics in Ireland is a good old fashioned forbidden love. The two want to get together and make beautiful money together but crusty lawyers and ethical crusaders keep them apart.
The decision facing the Supreme Court now is not simply whether the Wal-Mart case is too large to be prosecuted as a class-action lawsuit. It is whether women constitute a class.
At this point, what do workers have to lose? The nation is rapidly heading toward the outlawing of labor unions. This is the last stand for American labor.
In an era when the Horatio Alger myth has never seemed more ludicrous, as the gap between rich and poor widens at an exponential rate and class mobility moves firmly in only one direction – down – Secret Millionaire seems, at best, a fairy godmother tale to keep poor people complacent.
Governments across the country are cynically deploying the language of emergency in order to create long-lasting systemic changes to the labour system in employing prisoners.