IMF & World Bank admit to inequality crisis, but they helped create it

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been forced to admit to the crisis of soaring inequality. But it is the policies they have spent 40 years forcing on the world’s poor that led us here. This charm offensive is unlikely to signal a significant shift in their approach but it may be an indication that the cracks in the system run deeper than they appear. … More IMF & World Bank admit to inequality crisis, but they helped create it

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#JezWeCan : A Personal Account of the Death & Potential Resurrection of the Labour Party

When I was five years old I watched my grandmother, with narrow eyes and a heavy sigh, tear Labour’s 1995 manifesto into pieces. She left them on the kitchen table and went straight to call head office and cancel her party membership, breaking generations of family tradition. At the venerable age of five all I knew about politics was that we had two choices – Labour and Tory – and Labour were ‘the good guys.’ So I asked her why she’d left. … More #JezWeCan : A Personal Account of the Death & Potential Resurrection of the Labour Party