Economics

16.04.2015 Pressenza London

UK Elections: non-dom tax avoiders

UK Elections: non-dom tax avoiders

By Peter Dombi for Our Broken System This week the Labour Party made a manifesto pledge to abolish the scandalous ‘Non-Dom’ rule, which allows wealthy individuals to avoid paying tax on their foreign earnings, while the rest of us ordinary mortals have to pay all our tax in … »

03.04.2015 Pressenza London

TTIP: Global Day of Action April 18th 2015

TTIP: Global Day of Action April 18th 2015

People and the planet before profits! Global Call to Action to Defeat Free Trade and Investment Treaties We, civil society organizations, trade unions, farmers, youth, women, indigenous movements and grassroots activists from across the world, are calling for a Global Day of Action on 18 April 2015 to stop … »

02.04.2015 George Monbiot

Wealth creators’ are robbing our most productive people

By George Monbiot for The Guardian. There is an inverse relationship between utility and reward. The most lucrative, prestigious jobs tend to cause the greatest harm. The most useful workers tend to be paid least and treated worst. I was reminded of this while listening last week to … »

02.04.2015 Tony Henderson

AIIB – China’s new bank garnering wide support

AIIB – China’s new bank garnering wide support

The “AIIB” is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a new multilateral development bank as proposed by Xi Jinping in a speech to the Indonesian parliament in October 2013. The concept as expressed then was: “to support the process of interconnection and integration of the economic development in the region,” continuing, … »

31.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Easy money for South Africa corruption suspects

Easy money for South Africa corruption suspects

In South Africa there are hundreds of suspended officials who are still under the state payroll. The government of South Africa spends millions of Rands on suspended officials who are paid to sit at home and do nothing for the whole year, and some stay at home for up to five years or even … »

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