Category: free-market capitalism

How security broke free-market capitalism

Eisenhower warned us a while ago of the dangers of the military-industrial complex.  In fact, he even went so far as to request that “security and liberty […] prosper together”. http://youtu.be/8y06NSBBRtY He was warning us of the dangers of a…

It’s the people, stupid!

This post is about two tweets which came my way yesterday.  Both speak of the importance of personal responsibility.  The first describes its reach in private industry (in this case, I believe in relation to a recent story on the…

“Unabashed instruments of capital”

I’m wondering this evening, as European ministers and politicians various meet somewhere abroad to agree once more that they do not agree about the euro – and, especially, that they do not agree on how to make it just that…

"ACTA: The new threat to the net"

I’ve just received this email from Avaaz.org – it’s well worth a read as it highlights how large corporations and wealthy interests continue to try and game the free markets and our wider economies in their favour: Dear friends, A…