Category: wealth

How can Labour be imaginative about wealth?

Both talk and policies about wealth are terribly repetitive.  Whilst right-wing parties still pretend to attribute a mysterious force to the idea of trickle-down economics – you know, the stuff where rich people get so rich that the crumbs which…

On being a stress ball for the rich

Chris finishes off an involved piece on the internecine battles over Labour’s fiscal dilemmas with the following, almost off-hand, remark: […] The challenge for fiscal conservatives, then, is how to combine fiscal austerity with job creation? Which brings me to…

On Louise Mensch and bullying

Louise Mensch, the Tory MP who – as far as I can see – generally seems to support Rupert Murdoch’s lines of argument in almost everything he says, points out the following in the Telegraph today in relation to a…

The medieval mind is now

I’ve just seen a documentary on BBC Four.  At the time of writing, you can find details here.  It’s called “Inside the Medieval Mind” and the synopsis runs thus: Leading authority on the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett, presents a…

103,000 people and that 36.1 percent

KatrinaNation knocked me sideways with this particular tweet just now: In 2010,World Wealth Report estimated 103,000 people of 7 bn. on planet controlled 36.1 percent of world’s wealth.Taxing richest off table!? I am, for a change, quite speechless – or,…