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Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could push borrowers into insolvency. So what is driving the Fed’s push to “tighten”?... [read more]

Piketty for Progressives

Part 3 of Thomas Riggins's analysis of Thomas Piketty's book - Capital in the Twenty-First Century... [read more]

The Grime Behind the Crime

It seems crazy, but the evidence about lead is stacking up. Behind crimes that have destroyed so many lives, is there a much greater crime asks George Monbiot.... [read more]

India: a vote of despair

Dr Lal Khan provides analysis on the Indian elections and the landslide victory of the BJP... [read more]

Class Before Nation : Reject the SNP Budget and Prepare for the Battle Against Scottish Austerity

On December 14 the Scottish National Party (SNP) Finance Minister, Derek Mackay presented to the Scottish Parliament the Scottish Government’s budget for 2018-19.... [read more]

The Surgeon’s Photograph

A poem by Simon Cockle... [read more]

Derailing Amtrak

Tracking the Latest Disaster in the Infrastructure Crisis... [read more]

John Cantlie writes from within Islamic State captivity… what messages should we take from his article?

Freedom of speech and expression has become a much debated concept depending who interprets and how it is defined... [read more]

£50bn Bail-out Will Not Stop the Rot

Socialist Appeal's Mick Brooks on the UK government's financial bail-out package.... [read more]

Venezuela Increases Oil Financing for Petrocaribe Nations

James Suggett on how Venezuela is taking a lead in strengthening economic links between Latin America and the Caribbean.... [read more]