Category Archives: Economics

An Economy That Works for People and Planet

It is almost impossible not to see that the approach that we as a society have taken to economic development, to the way the economy is shaped, hasn’t worked for many people and is devastating the planet. Why is that? … Continue reading

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If ever you thought TTIP wasn’t that bad really….

I’ve written on this before. And I don’t want to become boring on this subject. But today I came across an article in the Huffington Post from a Canadian perspective which I think is worth sharing. Remember: the EU is … Continue reading

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Why the NHS matters – and why it matters that it stays in public hands

There’s been an interesting infographic going round Twitter which I thought worth sharing here: The graphic is a bit difficult to read so here’s the wording against each row of figures in order (top to bottom): Had a medical problem … Continue reading

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CETA – Germany says no to ISDS!

There seems to be a strong indication that Germany will not agree to the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) unless the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism is removed. Good news indeed. If that’s the case – and CETA was supposed to … Continue reading

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Take Back the Power – don’t let profit trump people and planet; we can stop TTIP

On 19 July 2014, under the title ‘Take Back the Power’, the North and East London World Development Movement
organised a debate between 4 candidates for the European Parliament elections (which are taking place between 22 and 25 May 2014 – … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – The European Commission Consultation

As promised in my previous blog on TTIP, here’s some information about how you can respond to the European Commission consultation on TTIP. European Commission Consultations – what are they for? I could be cynical about this: the European Commission … Continue reading

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – should you be worried?

The TTIP is a treaty being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. It is essentially about free trade or further trade liberalisation between these two economies. It is about reducing so-called barriers to trade between them. So … Continue reading

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