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What will happen in world capitalism 2022?

Forecast for 2022 At the beginning of each year, I make an attempt to forecast what will happen in the world economy for the year ahead.  The point of making any forecast at all is often ridiculed.  After all, surely … Les meir

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Just some updates on greed by capitalists in 2021!

Care home company ships profits to Cayman Islands Profits head offshore The Troublemaker – Tue 14 Dec 2021 The private equity owner of HC-One, Britain’s largest care home provider, siphoned £5 million in tax‑free profits to the Cayman Islands while claiming extra ­government support … Les meir

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Significant fall in profitability continues in US-capitalism

The US rate of profit in 2020 Once again, it is time to look at what is happening to the rate of profit on capital in the US.  I do this every year and the official US data are now available … Les meir

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Where will China go? Regulated state-owned or market economy?

Views on China The Chinese Communist party’s central committee recently held its sixth plenum, to discuss “the major achievements and historical experience” of the party in its 100-year-history, as well as to consider policy “for the future.”  Just after this, Jamie Dimon, the … Les meir

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2014 – 2021: The seven warmest years on record!

WMO | State of Global Climate 2021 Record atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and associated accumulated heat have propelled the planet into uncharted territory, with far-reaching repercussions for current and future generations. This report finds the past seven years are on … Les meir

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Book: Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War – By Samuel Moyn

‘The Question Not Being Discussed Is Whether the War Is Just or Necessary’ In a new book, a Yale historian argues that Washington is setting a dangerous international precedent for permanent war. By Michael Hirsh, a senior correspondent at Foreign Policy. SEPTEMBER … Les meir

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Oil Giant Shell Condemned by Dutch Court – «Do What the Court Tells you»!

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION & MITIGATION, CORPORATIONS, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, IMPACT, POLITICS & FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SDG SERIES, SOCIETYMay 28, 2021 Victory for Climate Movement: Oil Giant Shell Condemned by Dutch Court by Claude Forthomme – Senior Editor For the first time in history, a major oil company, Royal Dutch Shell, … Les meir

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The Earth is a commodity for sale to the highest bidder!

Global warming: planning not pricing Carbon pricing and carbon taxes are now proposed by international institutions and mainstream economics as the main solutions to ending global warming and destructive climate change.  For some time, the IMF has been pushing for carbon … Les meir

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The Richest gets Richer when the Worlds Imperialist meets in UK

Imperialism meets in Cornwall This weekend, the leaders of the ‘free world’ are flying (and helicoptering) into Cornwall, at the tiny end of England, for the first physical meeting of the G7 nations.  As they increase the carbon footprint sharply through … Les meir

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Professor Thuli Madonsela – A Hero in Fighting Corruption in Suth Africa

 Former public protector Thuli Madonsela. (Photo: Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Jaco Marais) Professor Thuli Madonsela’s noteworthy exit from the public protector’s office four-and-a-half years ago coincided with the release of her State of Capture report into corruption, which led … Les meir

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