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February 2016 Blog Posts (6)

Banks: Back To Business As Usual? New Economics Foundation.

Last week was results week for the UK's big banks. Has anything changed since we bailed them out? Christine Berry, Senior Researcher at NEF, joins Kirsty to discuss.

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Added by joe taylor on February 29, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Tax and Google - New Economics Foundation

Grab yourself a mid-afternoon cuppa and settle down to a genuinely inspiring podcast with tax campaigner Richard Murphy.

Some, like Google, are finding ever-more-complex ways to avoid it, Richard thinks it's one of our best democratic tools. 

By the end I was ready to go down to HMRC…

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Added by joe taylor on February 23, 2016 at 16:21 — No Comments

Democracy, Devolution & The People’s Plan.

 

The concept of ‘democracy' shields those without power from total exploitation and domination by those who posses it. The fulcrums of power lie within the state, the market and civil society. Increasingly, power is dissipating away from civil society by the continuous erosion of democracy. It won’t be given back. The cavalry is not coming. To regain lost ground requires that we exercise democracy, not talk about it, dream about it or hold out the begging bowl. We seldom…

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Added by joe taylor on February 21, 2016 at 17:00 — 6 Comments

UK's low interest rate and problems with household debt.- Adair Turner + New Economic Foundation

This week Kirsty is joined by Lord Adair Turner, former Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, to talk about the UK's low interest rate and problems with household debt.

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Added by joe taylor on February 15, 2016 at 16:29 — No Comments

New Economics Foundation podcast - junior doctor Ben Bouquet

This week Kirsty is joined by junior doctor Ben Bouquet to talk about the strikes planned for this week, and the challenges faced by the NHS.

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Added by joe taylor on February 12, 2016 at 10:10 — No Comments

GDP grew by 0.5% in the last quarter - but what does that mean?

GDP grew by 0.5% in the last quarter of 2015 - but what does that mean, and is it even the right thing to measure? Kirsty chats to Juliet Michaelson, associate director of the wellbeing team at the New Economics Foundation.

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Added by joe taylor on February 1, 2016 at 16:19 — No Comments

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