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The rich business - why competition makes ‘ethical capitalism’ an impossibility

28 January 2018
Bosses fear a backlash at rising inequality. And so they should, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans—their system is to blame

Global elite wallow in wealth at Davos summit

23 January 2018
Bosses, politicians and celebrities descended on Davos in Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Richest 1 percent took 80 percent of wealth created globally last year

22 January 2018
July 2016 to July 2017 saw the sharpest increase in the number of billionaires ever recorded, says the Oxfam charity

Symptom of a sick society

02 January 2018
If you’re experiencing mental distress, the problem might be capitalism. A new book by Iain Ferguson looks at the struggles around mental health, writes Sarah Bates

Super rich grab over quarter of wealth created since 1980

14 December 2017
A tiny group of the super rich have seized vast portions of new wealth created in the last 35 years, fuelling a big increase in inequality.

‘This is no time to retreat’ - an interview with Kim Moody

12 December 2017
Do workers still have power to fight the bosses—and if so, how can they use it? Author Kim Moody spoke to Charlie Kimber about his new book on the potential for resistance

Art auction paints a picture of capitalism's warped priorities

16 November 2017
Some £340 million for a painting by Leonardo da Vinci—and possibly a fake one at that—may seem a touch steep. But it’s a small price to pay for billionaires keen to hide away their cash.

What kind of society could solve the climate crisis?

12 November 2017
United Nations talks this month are the latest chapter in our rulers’ failure to deal with climate change. But there are still solutions, argues Dave Sewell

Has the fight against sexual harassment reached a tipping point?

11 November 2017
Women are speaking out over sexual harassment and a discrimination. Sarah Bates argues it is capitalism’s failure to deliver on its promises of equality, and resistance by women, that lies behind this recharged fightback

Offshore Treasure Island

10 November 2017
The latest leak of dodgy offshore tax documents from a company called Appleby, the Paradise Papers, isn’t just about celebrities dodging taxes—it’s about how capitalism survives, writes Simon Basketter

Tax dodgers are parasites in paradise

07 November 2017
Imagine being in a supermarket and seeing wealthy, well-dressed people passing through a special checkout.

What are the odds of that? The Tories are in the pockets of the gambling bosses

06 November 2017
A report on fixed odds betting terminals is completely toothless in the face of big bookies—and refuses to admit that poverty causes problem gambling, argues Sarah Bates

Tax havens show the hypocrisy of the rich

05 November 2017
The Paradise Papers have exposed the secret tax scams of more than 100 multinational corporations, including Apple and Nike. Plus the queen and Tory Lord Ashcroft.

Labour won’t win change by acting ‘respectable’

31 October 2017
As the prospect of government nears, the pressure is on Labour to distance itself from the movement, writes Sadie Robinson

The Troublemaker - Thatcher’s Tories covered up the tainted blood scandal

31 October 2017
Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government had a deliberate policy of refusing to accept any responsibility for allowing contaminated blood to be given to haemophiliacs.

Billionaires are getting even richer

29 October 2017
“It has been a good week for billionaires,” wrote the editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek in the Financial Times on Saturday.

There’s no capitalism without racism

17 October 2017
We have to fight together against Islamophobia, antisemitism and racism. But we also need to confront the capitalist system that produces racism.

Bosses struggle to defend failing system

03 October 2017
Leading Tories are fighting an open battle to defend capitalism. Last week Theresa May hailed the free market as the “greatest agent of collective human progress”.

Theresa May’s desperate free market lies expose Tory fears

28 September 2017
Theresa May is trying to defend capitalism, a system that fails the majority of people on the planet. Speaking today, Thursday, she argued that the free market is the “greatest agent of collective human progress ever created”.

Marx’s masterwork is as relevant as ever

19 September 2017
On 14 September 1867 Karl Marx’s Capital, Volume I, was published in Hamburg.

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