“A low tax regime and de-regulation are the preferred models of attracting foreign investment, and the Scottish Government is certainly exploring just such incentives.”
I am not of the view that independence is economically impossible. But I’m also not a denier of facts. The deficit, Brexit and the pandemic are facts. And Sturgeon’s existing economic prospectus poses huge logistical problems.
Source Direct: The Economics of Feasible Independence
Analysis: Covid ‘Winners and Losers’ – is Scotland’s politics up to the challenge?
Everyone, from fans groups to Tory Prime Ministers, seems dead against. There has been a lot of anger, both righteous and performative. But money talks, and even if this doesn’t go ahead, the implications could still transform the economics of sport.
Source Direct: Football & Capitalism – Competition is for Losers
“A socialisation of care is required, one that trains and pays people to care. This requires a cultural shift – which exalts care rather than treating it as something that should go unseen, unheard and unremunerated.”
David Jamieson: Dignity in life and solidarity in loss, but not just for Prince Philip
“Unfortunately, this culture of big business-politics cross-pollination, and at times straightforward grift, has also landed in Scotland.”
Analysis: From Westminster to Holyrood, the corporate lobby is out of control
“How did US citizens, all supposedly libertarian somewhere deep down, learn to love Federal bucks, and what does it mean for us?”
Analysis: We are all for ‘Big Government’ now, but what does that mean?
Analysis: The post-lockdown settlement is here, and it looks like ‘fire and rehire’
“The Tories will no doubt use the victory of state planned and universal healthcare to venerate Britishness. We can instead insist on the value of collective security and care in a destabilising world.”
Analysis: EU vaccine chaos shows planning is the future
Philip Hammond believes that what is good for the City of London is good for Britain. He represents the Conservative Party as sociological determinism says it should be, a Europhile and the voice of unfettered financial capitalism