A World Turned Upside Down

A look at the unexpected impact of covid-19 on political and economic orthodoxies By Malcolm Christie The impact of coronavirus has turned economics upside down. Until recently, the Conservative Party stood for privatisation, cuts and balancing the books. Now public spending and state ownership top the political agenda. Our libertarian prime minister has imposed aContinue reading “A World Turned Upside Down”

The Failure of Capitalism

The world economy is in crisis for the second time in just over a decade – and has no answer to rising poverty and unemployment. How will it cope with the impending mega-crisis of climate change? By Bryn Glover It may be ‘bad form’ and morally wrong to kick a person (or a philosophy orContinue reading “The Failure of Capitalism”

Smart bombs and dumb animals: Afghan war goes back to the future

By Hugh Barnes KABUL, 13 Nov 2001 (AFP) – The American spy had come to Afghanistan all kitted out for the first war of the 21st century, a rucksack bulging with hi-tech gadgets and gizmos – and then he jumped on his horse. Smart bombs and dumb animals have been the two main ingredients ofContinue reading “Smart bombs and dumb animals: Afghan war goes back to the future”