What price financial secrecy, when God knows our innermost thoughts? – a guest post by Andy Crow

At the risk of cross-referencing within the echo chamber, Richard Murphy on his Tax Research UK blog responds to suggestions that reordering the terms of financial secrecy jurisdictions is liable to promote a rash of kidnappings affecting wealthy individuals. The squealing of the piggies is loud and plaintive. ‘What about our privacy?’ they cry. OK,… Read more

Digital & Positive Money

Having dissed Positive Money (PM) for their Money Creation Committee, I offer now a few approving comments… PM can be justifiably proud, having been founded only in 2010, that A, they are still here,and B that they now refer more and more to the political economy. They have clearly come a long way in a… Read more

Sainsda and other possibilities

After Asda is purchased by Sainsbury, we are told by the CEO of Sainsbury, Mike Coupe, (previously of Asda fame,) that it will lead to a 10% drop in prices. I rather fear this is an example of the current fashion for fake news. There will be a large number of staple products where Sainsbury’s… Read more

Hospital Food

At last Labour is concerned with food. It has plans to improve hospital food. “Hospital food” always reminds me of those occasions in pubs, which thankfully, I’ve moved on from, when someone would look at me menacingly in the eyes whilst enquiring whether I liked hospital food. I didn’t know then – and I’m delighted… Read more