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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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TTIP: European Commission Consultation – WE DID IT

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has featured on this blog several times before. Today, just for a change, there is some good news on this topic.   The European Commission launched a consultation on this issue in the … 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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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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Zero Hours – Zero Moral Standards – Take 2

I have had quite a lot of response to the zero hours post. A number of additional questions have been raised by people regarding the impact of these contracts and I thought it would be useful to aid debate if … Continue reading

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Tax is complicated

A race to the bottom is not a good idea; paying for infrastructure and services is. There is a lot of talk about reducing corporate taxes to attract investors and therefore jobs. Essentially, the theory goes, if investors have to … Continue reading

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