Rupert Murdoch versus democracy

So, yeah. Murdoch’s been given the go-ahead on his buyout. It was Vince Cable’s decision until he said on record that he was ‘declaring war’ on Murdoch, then it was passed on to Jeremy Hunt who has summarily waved through … Continue reading

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Capitalism and class – don’t mention the C words?

How relevant are the above terms in progressive discourse today? How useful can they be? (Check out the profile and speakers here) My crucial fear in this debate centred around Godwin’s Law, normally applied to the likelihood of Hitler or … Continue reading

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Why are poor countries poor?

Why indeed? Ricardo Navarro eloquently mentioned that we should be talking about impoverished countries, not poor countries. Poor countries are just a little down-and-out, they’re lagging a little behind economically but they’ll be alright in the long run. Maybe they’ve … Continue reading

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