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  • Economics

    Who won the Election?

    By Ian Dey Nicola Sturgeon? David Cameron? Think again! The financial elite won this election; or rather, the system the financial elite works in and […]

    Ian Dey 14th May'15 31
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    Margaret Cuthbert 13th May'15 2
  • Economics

    Big Business, Tax and the Tories

    By John Warren It has become a truism that there is a clear distinction between tax avoidance and tax evasion: the former is legal, the […]

    16th Feb'15 30
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  • Economics

    Did the Scots Invent Neoliberalism?

    By Alistair Livingston 1. Introduction On 13 May 1988, prime minister Margaret Thatcher addressed the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party conference in Perth. In the […]

    9th Feb'15 19
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  • Economics

    The Non-Economics of Desperate Dave

    By Dan Gay David Cameron today again repeated the nonsense claim that anything other than swingeing cuts will cause “economic chaos”. In an indication of […]

    12th Jan'15 35
  • Economics

    Debt Bomb Britain

    By John S Warren Be under no illusion, even the Conservative and Labour parties do not believe they are offering a choice to the electorate […]

    5th Jan'15 118
  • Economics

    Give us meat – not metaphor

    It is always a pleasure to cross swords with our old sparring partner, Jim Gallagher, particularly as he is such a master of metaphor – […]

    Jim CuthbertMargaret Cuthbert 12th Dec'14 9
  • Economics

    Black Swans in a Scotch Mist

    A Black Swan is a term coined by former Wall Street Trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb to describe an event which is so unlikely or unpredictable […]

    Jack Rowling 11th Dec'14 30
  • Economics

    On Taxes and the Smith Commission

    Retired civil servant and now lecturer at Nuffield College, Oxford Prof Jim Gallagher gives the opposing view to the Cuthbert’s analysis of the Smith Commission. […]

    Prof Jim Gallagher 10th Dec'14 23
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    John S Warren 9th Dec'14 5
  • Economics

    Don’t Believe the Hype

    A momentous day in Scotland – but this has nothing to do with the Smith Commission, which, despite the hyperventilating of many tabloid Tories means […]

    Mike Small 27th Nov'14 13
  • Economics

    Who’s Making All the Money?

    Money is power. By giving banks the power to create money we hand over incredible economic influence to banking directors who’s tendency is to prioritise corporate profit […]

    Mike Edwards 17th Nov'14 18

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