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The Real Cost of the Banking Crisis

by Mick Brooks

Fri 4th Jun 2010
Mick Brooks reviews the Bank of England's assessment of the banking crisis.... [read more]

International Banking – A System Ruled by Stupidity and Fraud

by Mick Brooks

Fri 23rd Apr 2010
Reflecting on the fraud allegations against Goldman Sachs, Mick Brooks argues that only full nationalisation can provide proper accountability for the banking system.... [read more]

Election 2010: Don't Let the Tories In

by Mick Brooks

Fri 9th Apr 2010
Socialist Appeal's Mick Brooks says the radical left must rally behind Labour on May 6th.... [read more]
 

Ninety Years On: Remembering the Kapp Putsch

by Mick Brooks

Fri 19th Mar 2010
On the 90th anniversary of the Kapp Putsch, Socialist Appeal Mick Brooks looks back on how Germany's working class united as one to resist a reactionary coup d'état.... [read more]

The Greek Crisis and the Threat to the Euro

by Mick Brooks

Fri 19th Feb 2010
Can the EU afford to let Greece withdraw from the Eurozone? Socialist Appeal's Mick Brooks considers the significance of the Grek Crisis.... [read more]

Bye Bye, Dubai?

by Mick Brooks

Fri 4th Dec 2009
Mick Brooks looks at the unfolding crisis in Dubai, and its potential implications for the world economy. ... [read more]
 

Bank Bailouts - Throwing Good Money After Bad

by Mick Brooks

Fri 13th Nov 2009
As the UK government plans further massive bank bailouts, Mick Brooks calls for the complete nationalisation of the banking industry.... [read more]

The Socialist Case Against The Cuts

by Mick Brooks

Fri 2nd Oct 2009
Britain's three biggest parties are committed to massive spending cuts. Socialist Appeal's Mick Brooks challenges the mainstream consensus.... [read more]

Green Shoots of Economic Recovery?

by Mick Brooks

Fri 12th Jun 2009
Mick Brooks considers recent claims that the world economic system is on the mend.... [read more]
 

The Economic Crisis and Poor Countries

by Mick Brooks

Fri 15th May 2009
Mick Brooks compares the 'boom and bust' economics of the past twenty years with similar patterns in the 1920s and 1930s: once again it is the poorer nations that stand to lose the most.... [read more]

Budget: Where’s Our Bail-out?

by Mick Brooks

Fri 24th Apr 2009
As New Labour announces its new budget, Socialist Appeal's Mick Brooks provides his assessment of the British economic malaise.... [read more]

Pure Evil, or the Logic of Privatisation?

by Mick Brooks

Fri 27th Mar 2009
A curious US case has highlighted the perverse logic of privatisation, as Mick Brooks explains.... [read more]
 

We Must Fight to Keep the Post Public

by Mick Brooks

Fri 6th Mar 2009
With both mainstream political parties apparently united in their determination to privatise the UK postal system, Mick Brooks makes the case for resisting so-called "part-privatisation".... [read more]

Banks in Crisis? Take them Over

by Mick Brooks

Fri 23rd Jan 2009
With politicians and financial experts grasping at straws in their efforts to resolve the worst economic crisis in decades, Mick Brooks outlines the case for the nationalisation of the banking system.... [read more]

From Aid Agency to Cash Machine?

by Mick Brooks

Fri 21st Nov 2008
Mick Brooks on how overseas aid programmes are merely exacerbating social inequality in developing countries.... [read more]
 

Gordon Brown and "Light Touch" Regulation

by Mick Brooks

Fri 17th Oct 2008
Mick Brooks on how Gordon’s policies left the UK unprepared for the present financial crisis.... [read more]

£50bn Bail-out Will Not Stop the Rot

by Mick Brooks

Fri 10th Oct 2008
Socialist Appeal's Mick Brooks on the UK government's financial bail-out package.... [read more]

Bail-out Blackmail

by Mick Brooks

Fri 26th Sep 2008
Mick Brooks on the truth behind the US government's bail-out of the financial sector.... [read more]
 

Hedge Funds, Speculation and Capitalism

by Mick Brooks

Fri 11th Jul 2008
With market speculation very much in the news at the moment, Mick Brooks examines the phenomenon of the hedge fund, and its role in the current economic malaise.... [read more]

Why We Oppose 42 Days

by Mick Brooks

Fri 27th Jun 2008
Mick Brooks outlines the case against 42-day detention.... [read more]