Browsing All posts tagged under »financial crisis«

Migration: one thing the crisis hasn’t changed

March 10, 2012


The ongoing effects of the global economic crisis has not had as great an impact on worldwide migration trends as may have been expected, demonstrating the resilience of migration in the face of economic upheavals. Instead, the major reasons for migration of large groups of people over the last few years has been social and […]

The case for 100% Inheritance Tax

November 14, 2009


Taxation has been, and will continue to be, a major topic of discussion for politicians and commentators in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Wall Street Crash of 1929. With a huge budget deficit and a general election looming, the case for increased taxation will be debated by the two major parties […]

Let’s make the most out of cuts

September 15, 2009


So Gordon Brown has finally brought himself to utter the dreaded word. No, not ‘resignation’. ‘Cuts’. Well done Gordon. As a leftie I have a natural aversion to cutting public spending, and would much prefer continued investment. But the nation’s debts are massive, and the three major parties now appear unanimous as to the need […]

Is the recession almost over?

August 16, 2009


Recently, some ecomomists and financial experts have predicted that the recession is drawing to a close and will soon be at an end. I will disregard the question of whether or not, given the economic debacle such ‘experts’ created for us, these optimists can be trusted, and instead focus on whether or not this claim […]