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What’s the truth about taxing the wealthy? Eleven things you should know.

UPDATE, 18 October 2016. This article has appeared on Al Jazeera: US elections: The rich can’t be trusted with money. The more they have, the more they screw up. I highly recommend it. Introduction One hideous neoliberal party forced to throw … Continue reading

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Please support call for end to “GDP fetish”!

GDP takes no account of health, wellbeing or environmental criteria and even counts such things as expenditure on prisons as positive, so it is a daft criterion with which to measure progress, as France now recognises. With reference to this … Continue reading

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Alternatives to GDP suggested by Sarkozy – hooray!

I am not generally a fan of Sarkozy, but he has it absolutely right when it comes to the inadequacies of GDP.  Vive la France!  Nathaniel, the protagonist of the novel I largely wrote when I lived in Paris, would … Continue reading

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