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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]

Death of the Noble Idea

Big money trumps everything in politics, even the most dearly-held beliefs.... [read more]

The Politics of Truth

Politicians are easy targets and scoring points off aunt sallies is a national sport. Stephen Gilbert discusses the chasm between the accountability of political columnists and that of MPs... [read more]

Indiana: labor's next big battle

Jeff Bigelow discusses how the state of Indiana has become the latest battleground in the fight to prevent 'right to work' legislation coming into force ... [read more]

Obit: Never a Soft or quiet Russell

W Stephen Gilbert pays tribute to Ken Russell, the enigmatic, eccentric film director who died on Sunday. ... [read more]

The Patron Saint of Charlatans

George Monbiot asks: How does Christopher Booker get away with it?... [read more]