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Archive for February 2011

Do the global elite serve the masses?

That’s the motion of the current debate hosted by The Economist. It features Jamie Whyte, who argues “for”, and Daniel Ben-Ami, who argues “against”. This topic was also the conclusion to a January 20th special feature in the magazine on global leaders. Ben-Ami’s argument is not a simplistic, “the rich are bastards” one. Instead, he contends: The culture of limits […]

Focus on banks is a “giant displacement activity”

Last night Rob Killick spoke in a debate in London on whether the big banks should be broken up, along with Kitty Ussher of Demos and Philip Blond of Res Publica, and he has posted the text of his sharp speech on his blog (here). Killick argues that the focus on banking misses the point:  The financial boom and bust […]

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