Two Cats Fighting Over A Dead Bird

For most of the last 30 years it looked like socialism had been soundly beaten by its old adversary, capitalism. From the mid 1980s when Margaret Thatcher’s second government defeated Britain’s striking coal miners, until around 2009 when the extent of the banking crisis had sunk in, free-market capitalism was the only game in town.…

Very encouraging to see Martin Wolf in the Financial Times talking seriously about full reserve banking. His┬áproposals for are a step in the right direction but are only part of the solution. They highlight a set of additional underlying problems that also need to be addressed. He takes no account of one of the main…

Here’s another video from Positive Money for those of you who have yet to catch on to the fact that our financial systems are dysfunctional by design. I know lots of people find this stuff dull but if we don’t change the ways that we use money then the financial crises will keep coming, one…

Those of you who suspect that our politicians (Salmond, Swinney, Cameron, Osborne, Miliband, Balls, etc.) are clueless when it comes to sorting out our economy please watch Ben Dyson explaining how our money system actually works. Then you’ll understand why no-one from left, right, centre, or independent Scotland will be able to save us from…