Posts tagged with: Mass impoverishment

The War after the Battle

How the far-right may lose the battle, but still hope to win the war As many centre-right politicians and commentators have warned us, what used to be the Conservative Party […]

What if We Shrug?

There are many arguments for taxing the extremely wealthy more. Perhaps the simplest is that while most normal people pay tax of up to 40% on their income (or more), […]

Operation Save Little Dog

  When it was clear Johnson was on the way out, his allies launched Operation Save Big Dog. This article explores what we might call Operation Save Little Dog – […]

Re-wiring for Progress

Last week we quoted an article in the FT  by Martin Wolf in which he commented on the role of the Treasury in strangling initiatives for growth. Martin promised to […]

What the Extreme-Right May be Planning

The wealthy market fundamentalists who fund the right-wing parties and think tanks have different objectives from the UK population as a whole. These think tanks propose such policies as abolishing […]

Reasons Not to Tax the Wealthy?

  We have written extensively about the extent and consequences of wealth inequality. For example this article, Why We Can’t Afford to Ignore Wealth Inequality, explained that wealth inequality is […]

House of Lords Inquiry into Debt Sustainability

The Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords has an Inquiry into the sustainability of UK government debt. The article below is a copy of the submission by Mark […]

The Budget we needed … and should have had

Getting the Budget right is a critically important part of governing well. If the Budget is well-formulated, it gives space to address the real issues; if it is not, then […]

Golden Delusions

So many commentators talk about the UK’s public debt as if we were still operating a gold standard economy (and claim that debt is at unprecedented and dangerous levels) that […]

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