Capitalism

Capitalism, Foreign & Defence

The African lion is finally roaring; Why is this story failing to travel to the West?

The African lion is finally roaring; Why is
this story failing to travel to the West?

Conspiracy theorists on the continent are having a field day calling this the sabotage of Africa’s success story; a deliberate attempt by the Western world to stop Africa from finally becoming its own master. Are they onto something? If we focus on the Department for International Development (DfID) in the […]

by × August 2, 2015 ×

Capitalism, Leftwatch

The myth of the Scandinavian   socialist utopia

The myth of the Scandinavian
socialist utopia

If you have ever been involved in debate regarding socialism’s worth, you will no doubt have come across some rhetoric alluding to the success of socialism in the Scandinavian countries. This alone is intended to prove a correlation between standards of living and the use of socialism and progressive taxation. […]

by × June 27, 2015 ×

Capitalism

Margaret Thatcher was right: Free markets are the best cure for poverty mankind has ever devised

Margaret Thatcher was right: Free markets are the best
cure for poverty mankind has ever devised

@cjmanby1989 It is currently fashionable for those of a leftist disposition to blame Margaret Thatcher and ‘neoliberalism’ for poverty, inequality and all the problems of mankind. But all around the world real poverty is in decline as people empowered by free markets become better-off. In the UK the Thatcher governments, […]

by × January 29, 2015 ×

Capitalism, Leftwatch

Economic inequality and the politics of envy

Economic inequality and the politics of envy

By Misha van Braningen In my final year of university, both Margaret Thatcher and Hugo Chavez passed away within a relative short span of one another. It was a period I remember well precisely because it was so revealing of the mind-sets and priorities of some of my classmates, who […]

by × January 20, 2015 ×

Capitalism

A free market crusade or protectionist gambit?

A free market crusade or protectionist
gambit?

Hailed as the ‘biggest bilateral trade deal in history’ the upcoming trade talks between the United States and the European Union have the potential to boost global free trade like never before. The US and the EU represent the biggest trading blocks on Earth so it is no surprise the […]

by × July 16, 2013 ×

Capitalism

Ding dong goes the cash register

Ding dong goes the cash register

By Moritz Strittmatter The news, breaking on Twitter earlier, that Rupert Murdoch was profiting from the sales of the song ‘Ding, Dong! the Witch is Dead’ have proven to be false, as the rights belong firmly to Time Warner. The confusion may be explainable due to the recent purchase of […]

by × April 13, 2013 ×

Capitalism, Health & Environment

Plain packaging is plain madness

Plain packaging is plain madness

By Stephen Hoffman Plain packaging is a policy that would force shopkeepers across the UK to hide cigarettes in metal boxes and with all the packaging plain. No cigarettes would be branded and there would be no trademarks. In short all cigarettes would look drearily the same. As part of […]

by × April 7, 2013 ×

Capitalism

Wake up and smell Cameron’s foul brew

Wake up and smell Cameron’s foul brew

Whatever lefties may tell you, faith in markets has never quite taken hold amongst conservatives. There has always been a tendency, as with socialists, to affect social change by turning to the state. William Wilberforce, an enthusiast for socially repressive legislation if ever there was one, provides a good historical […]

by × January 25, 2013 ×