Overcharged: the high costs of high finance(Blog, Financial Regulation, The Harms) No CommentsFrom the Roosevelt Institute in the United States, a long report that seeks to generate an overall estimate of costs to the [...] Read More →
On ‘competitive’ cities and trickle down geography(Blog, Uncategorized) No CommentsThere’s a long article in The Guardian from 2014 by four academics, Ewald Engelen, Sukhdev Johal, Angelo Salento and [...] Read More →
Did the “competitiveness agenda” influence the Thatcher deregulation?(Blog, Competitiveness - the history files, Financial Regulation) No CommentsIt has been widely suggested and supposed that the abolition of exchange controls – one of the great episodes of [...] Read More →
Brexit gets worse as London seeks to wriggle free from UK(Blog, Financial Regulation, Tax) No CommentsUpdate: also see Anti-Tax, Anti-Regulation Sirens emerge after Brexit. We have our own particular reasons for [...] Read More →
How the UK’s ‘competitive’ tax system hurts developing countries(Blog, Tax) No CommentsThe British-based non governmental body Actionaid has for some time been at or near the forefront of efforts to lobby for [...] Read More →
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Feb 11, 2016 – PwC: using ‘competitiveness’ as crowbar to lobby for mining companies in Africa