gominokouhai + economy   63

The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us | George Monbiot | Guardian
Death spiral. Bold choice of words. Think about death spirals for a minute. "Decades of institutional failure ensures that only unrealistic proposals – the repurposing of economic life, with immediate effect – now have a realistic chance of stopping the planetary death spiral." There's that phrase again. Death spiral.
ecology  activism  politics  economics  economy 
29 days ago by gominokouhai
Brexit provides the perfect ingredients for a national food crisis | Guardian
This is an excellent precis of the situation in which we find ourselves, with only one problem that I can see. The last sentence of the article is four words too long.
doom  Brexit  food  politics  history  bloodytories  fuckwits  dystopia  economy  europe 
july 2018 by gominokouhai
Rai stones | Wikipedia
"Because these stones are too large to move, buying an item with one simply involves agreeing that the ownership has changed. As long as the transaction is recorded in the oral history, it will now be owned by the person it is passed on to and no physical movement of the stone is required."

TIL that the Micronesian islanders invented the blockchain.
economy  capitalism  tech  nerd  silly 
june 2018 by gominokouhai
First, Let’s Fire All the Managers | Harvard Business Review
A company as red as the tomatoes they process. And they still make money. It can be done.
capitalism  socialism  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  economy  economics  work 
june 2018 by gominokouhai
American Airlines announces pay raises, and investors balk | Los Angeles Times
"'This is frustrating. Labor is being paid first again. Shareholders get leftovers,' [some dickhead] wrote in a note to clients."
capitalism  fuckwits  news  economy 
march 2018 by gominokouhai
The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain | Guardian
"At its core is a message from the state to the individual, saying ‘we actually give a damn about you and we’ll treat you with respect’."
economy  welfare  scotland  basicincome  politics  news  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The stunning truth that explains the rise of the far-right in Britain | The Washington Post
"[Brexit is] the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don't like".
politics  economics  bloodytories  Brexit  britishness  europe  uk  economy  fuckwits  dataisbeautiful 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Fear and fascination with a basic income | SWI swissinfo.ch
"an elderly party member[...] was worried about losing her cleaning lady" if she had UBI.
basicincome  politics  economy  activism  europe 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
London flat offers ‘mattress on the floor’ for £430pm | Dazed
What. The. Fuck. "Sorry, the ad you are looking for is no longer available"---thank christ for that.
economy  london  shamelessplutocracy 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Smatterings: We could have had a better tomorrow
Bastards. The only way for this to make any sense is that they want to remove the Bedroom Tax only when they're in power, and one has to admit that their manifesto would look pretty goddamn thin without it. Bastards. We pay them £66k salaries so that they can vote on things, and this is what we get? Bastards.
bloodytories  economy  inequality  news  politics  poverty 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Why do private-sector zealots choose to ignore the countless ways public money underpins daily life? - Comment - Voices - The Independent
"Free-market triumphalism is endemic among the British elite, but rarely challenged. It’s time to start exposing it for the sham it is. They demonise the state, but they are dependent on it. Perhaps they should be a bit more grateful."
economics  economy  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  news  politics 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
It was hard to stomach David Cameron preaching austerity from a golden throne | Graun
Is this what they call a "gaffe"? Considering his PR background, he's spectacularly good at making himself look like an utter dick. I wonder why that could be.
news  politics  bloodytories  austerity  economy  fuckwits 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Move people into good sustainable jobs to cut the benefit bill | Joseph Rowntree Foundation
"Sanctions [...] make an important contribution to a well-functioning welfare to work system". Deeply disappointing to see the JoRo Foundasche drinking the Koalition Cool-Aid. They go on to qualify the statement, but it's not good enough.
politics  poverty  economy  welfare 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
"[...]the Grangemouth complex is too important to the Scottish economy to be closed on the vindictive whim of an unaccountable billionaire."
politics  news  economy  bloodytories 
october 2013 by gominokouhai
A Town Without Poverty? | The Dominion
Canada tried a Citizen's Income in 1974, and it worked surprisingly well until it was cancelled and hushed up. (And then it was reported by a malevolent race from the Gamma Quadrant.)
politics  society  economy 
april 2013 by gominokouhai
Spare a thought for HMV, but don’t spare a thought for the customer
The impact on the regular folks. Or course a week from now they'll all be labelled scroungers.
unemployment  economy  news  bloodytories 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
A Return to Sovereign Money? | Open Democracy
Anything with the Chicago School in it makes me nervous. But this seems to be well thought out and is reasonably well argued, and "we always have to remember with such proposals that we are not necessarily trying to solve all the world’s problems – merely making an improvement on the current situation. And one thing we can be very sure about is that the current situation – with the financial system dominated by a small number of tax-payer supported ‘too-big-to-fail’ behemouth banks – is about as dysfunctional as its possible to imagine."
economy  austerity  economics 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Cloud cuckoo? ’2020 Vision’ reveals disturbing Tory fantasy world
There is something just incredibly creepy about this. Not to mention the grotesque factual inaccuracies which are neatly fisked in the remainder of the article, something about Mr and Mrs Jones and their eutopian breakfast-table conversation is just... creepy.
politics  bloodytories  economy 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
This disgraceful case of divide and misrule | Herald
"A successful society can only be built on fairness. To suggest today's proposals are about that is simply disgraceful."
bloodytories  austerity  economy  welfare  politics  news 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
UK most unequal country in the West | Indy
Congratulations everyone: we're on a level with Nigeria. Can I assist anyone in this bank account belonging to a deceased politician?
bloodytories  politics  news  economy  inequality  uk 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Walking on glass: Why we’re facing another half decade of recession « Tom Stevenson
"There are two necessary consequences of this. The first is that monetary policy will be mostly ineffective[...] The second consequence is that fiscal austerity policies will be self-defeating". All the tools for recovery are present and correct, but they can't be allowed to get in the way of Gideon and Dishface's ideologically-motivated program to shrink the state. Meanwhile our elderly are freezing and our children are starving.
austerity  bloodytories  politics  news  economy  economics 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
It's Official: Austerity Economics Doesn't Work : The New Yorker
"Osborne said that his austerity policies would cut his country’s budget deficit to zero within four years, enable Britain to begin relieving itself of its public debt, and generate healthy economic growth. None of these things have happened." Marvellous. Now we're nothing but a cautionary example for the Americans.
news  bloodytories  economy  economics  politics  austerity 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
The problem is not companies 'tax dodging'
Short and pithy. Don't think I agree, but the discussion in the comments is interesting.
politics  austerity  economy  tax 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
38 Degrees | Tax Dodgers Guide
Avoid these businesses. Oh what a surprise: Diageo's on the list. (Shame about Caffe Nero.)
economy  austerity  activism  tax 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Fiscal Multipliers, the IMF & the OBR | Touchstone blog
I've read this twice, and I think it says that spending cuts are now thought to shrink the economy more than the Tories want you to believe. As you might expect when no one can afford to buy anything. Still it's nice to have some validation, and from a no less distinguished body than the Impossible Missions Force, at that. *cue Lalo Schifrin theme tune*
economy  uk  bloodytories  politics  news  austerity  economics 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
This was no Autumn Statement for growth | New Statesman
"This is all very bad news for our future prosperity and our society. But action on demand from the Chancellor has been entirely rhetorical today. Frenetic activity on the supply side looks like fiddling while Rome burns."
economy  bloodytories  austerity  economics  politics  news 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Why I'm Critical of Foodbanks
Because foodbanks are all very well, but they're bandaids on a broken leg. We could fix the underlying causes instead, but doing so might involve a couple of molotovs.
society  welfare  bloodytories  economy  politics 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
UK needs northern prosperity to boost growth - report
But we can still ignore Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen....
independence  news  economy 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
The Goldman Sachs Project to take over Europe nearly complete
Autogodwinates in the first couple of paragraphs and reads like a paranoid conspiracy theory, but seems plausible enough nonetheless.
economy  tax  economics  politics  news 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
Henry Ford, When Capitalists Cared - NYTimes.com
Henry Ford /invented/ capitalism and he got all of this social-welfare stuff right. Somewhere along the line his successors all forgot any of the interesting, useful bits and just concentrated on the bit about making obscene amounts of money for themselves.
society  politics  economy 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When are you Going to Apologise?
This was apparently written by a febrile thirteen year old. Nonetheless the figures look sound.
news  bloodytories  economy  austerity  economics 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
Defeat the Right in Three Minutes
(Add another two minutes to convert the figures from the provided US-centric ones.) All you need to know about the cheap-work conservative.
welfare  economy  bloodytories  politics 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
People’s Petition Against Austerity – Sign now
"The failed policies of the politicians and the bankers caused the financial crisis. Spending cuts are driving us into poverty. An economic alternative is essential to protect ordinary people, and to save the NHS and welfare state." You know what to do.
activism  petition  bloodytories  economy  politics  news 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
The graph that shows how far David Cameron wants to shrink the state | The Guardian
"If George Osborne gets his way, within the next five years, Britain will have a smaller public sector than any other major developed nation."


"Forget all that ministerial guff about the necessity of cutting the public sector to spur economic growth. Had that argument been true, British businesses would be in leonine form by now, instead of their current chronic enfeeblement. It was notable at last week's Tory party conference how Osborne and David Cameron didn't even try to argue for the economic benefits of austerity – how could they? – but grimly asserted that there was no alternative."
indyref  independence  NHS  hardesthit  welfare  bloodytories  news  politics  economy 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
The Day Today predicted everything
"Arguments like that broke out on the international markets today when economic talks collapsed and Spain began trading with itself." Chris.
economy  ChrisMorris  video 
june 2012 by gominokouhai
5 things you need to know about the deficit
I hope you're all taking notes, because there's going to be a quiz next period.
deficit  economy  politics  news 
february 2012 by gominokouhai

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