:: For anyone who’s following the $15/hour minimum wage debate in the USA here’s an interesting article from an Australian academic published on Truthout.

Here’s some straight talking by Ross Ashcroft of The Renegade Economist about UK economic policy. He’s absolutely certain that the people in charge have no interest in energising the productive economy, preferring to feed the greed of what he calls the “rentiers” – people who extract money from from the system in whatever way they…

I came across this quote from FDR’s 1944 State of the Union address and thought it was worth repeating: “… true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. … People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.”

George Osborne appears to be having some success in boosting the housing market if this report in the Mail Online is to be believed. Why on earth anyone would want to claim the credit for inflating the price of houses when we haven’t yet recovered from an economic crisis that was caused in no small…

This short video from Positive Money explains why the rich get richer and the rest of us get deeper in debt. There’s a lot of stuff on their website that’s worth investigating if you’re interested in understanding how our economy got into such a mess.

Is George Responsible For Growth? Not Likely.

 Reports that UK GDP rose by 0.6% in the last quarter means that news outlets are full of articles heralding the end of recession and the start of recovery for the UK economy. Unsurprisingly members of the government have been milking this good news and taking as much credit as they can for having steered…