- Qatar-Gulf crisis: A fallout among thieves
- Labour’s ‘local campaigns’, a view from the trenches
- US strikes to change geopolitical balance of power
- Right-wing populism, a socialist answer
- France 2017: The next big surprise?
- Media demands a new Labour leader
- Israel: Democracy or tyranny of the majority?
Useful Twitter Links
Category Archives: Economics
Lifting China from a regional to a global power China’s ‘The Belt and Road’ plan is an economic initiative that if successful, will change the world’s geopolitical centre of gravity and lift China from a regional to a global power. … Continue reading
How useful are comparisons of different countries budget deficits? Definitions of what a budget deficit is and how to calculate it as a proportion of GDP are fairly easy to find. What is confusing however, is when and how to … Continue reading
What are Credit-default swaps? The current European financial crisis is once again bringing credit default swaps to the public’s attention. But what are they? What do they do? A credit-default swap (CDS) is a form of insurance policy that anyone … Continue reading
Nick Clegg, UK deputy Prime Minister, has caused a minor stir with his idea to give away shares of the nationalised banks to voters. There has been some opposition saying that the banks should be sold off with the proceeds … Continue reading
The Greek people have found themselves assailed from all sides to pay for a crisis of someone else’s making. They have protested in their hundreds of thousands against the austerity programme of cuts, mass redundancies and the fire sale of … Continue reading