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U.S. Deficit Shrinking At Fastest Pace Since WWII, Before Fiscal Cliff

U.S. Deficit Shrinking At Fastest Pace Since WWII, Before Fiscal Cliff | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
If U.S. history is a guide, piling on more tax hikes and budget curbs now could backfire. The best fix for the fiscal cliff is to postpone it.
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Welcome to my Politics and Economy Scoop.

 

It is a fairly generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.

 

You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.

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Politics is all about fighting corporate power

Politics is all about fighting corporate power | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
This morning’s Guardian’s editorial on the independence debate includes an interesting comment of universal concern: The reality for modern nation states is that they all face a global economic order in which corporate power is in the ascendant,...
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Offshore is designed as an assault on democracy: that’s why addressing offshore abuse demands serious action

Offshore is designed as an assault on democracy: that’s why addressing offshore abuse demands serious action | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
When writing about the reasons why offshore tax abuse should be made a strict liability offence in UK law last week I what is, perhaps, the most obvious public policy reason for doing so.
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Top 10 Ways to Build a Better Economic System

Top 10 Ways to Build a Better Economic System | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
For the numerous readers who asked: “But what can we do?” after reading my Top 10 Reasons to Hate Capitalism published here on CounterPunch:
10. We can elect governments that represent people rather than corporations.
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The Decline of the Fifth Republic

The Decline of the Fifth Republic | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
After just two years in power, French Socialist François Hollande has become one of the least popular leaders in Europe. He has taken much of the blame for chipping away at France’s social wage and for the rise of the radical right wing.
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A French history lesson: Hollande needed a Marshall Plan for Europe | Larry Elliott

A French history lesson: Hollande needed a Marshall Plan for Europe | Larry Elliott | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Halfway through his term of office the president needed a more aggressive policy from the ECB, but errors were repeatedIt was late April 2017 when the penny finally dropped in Berlin.
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The establishment uncovered: how power works in Britain

The establishment uncovered: how power works in Britain | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
In an exclusive extract from his new book, Owen Jones explains how the political, social and business elites have a stranglehold on the countryDefinitions of "the establishment" share one thing in common: they are always pejorative.
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About 1,400 Rotherham children 'sexually exploited over 16-year period'

About 1,400 Rotherham children 'sexually exploited over 16-year period' | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Report claims police and council agencies failed victims, some of whom were threatened with guns and gang-raped Rotherham abuse report: details and reaction - live coverageAbout 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year...
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Austerity, socio-economic entropy and being conservative with the truth

Austerity, socio-economic entropy and being conservative with the truth | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The coalition have a track record of lying and trying to mislead the public. David Cameron has now been rebuked several times for making false claims: on NHS spending, the rising national debt and ...
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Student Loans Are Going to Crush the Economy! (No, they are not)

Student Loans Are Going to Crush the Economy! (No, they are not) | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
 
Student loans are the next great subprime crisis! At least that’s what the usual purveyors of doom and gloom say (see this, this and this).
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Business leaders tell Scots to vote no in independence referendum

Business leaders tell Scots to vote no in independence referendum | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Signatories claim 'uncertainty surrounds a number of vital issues' on day after Alex Salmond's debate triumphMore than 120 business leaders have urged Scotland to vote no in next month's referendum, saying the economic case for independence has not...
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Boris Johnson and ‘the presumption of guilt’

Boris Johnson and ‘the presumption of guilt’ | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Boris Johnson in Tooting, Flickr, BackBoris2012campaign.jpg
Boris Johnson considers it a ‘minor change in the law’ that could be swiftly accomplished.
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Rotherham: a putrid scandal perpetuated by a broken system

Rotherham: a putrid scandal perpetuated by a broken system | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Level of abuse uncovered by Alexis Jay appears to make this South Yorkshire town the nation's sex exploitation capitalThe putrid mess that oozes from the 160 pages of Alexis Jay's report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham is so thick that...
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Isis: an apocalyptic cult carving a place in the modern world | John Gray

Isis: an apocalyptic cult carving a place in the modern world | John Gray | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
History has witnessed millenarian violence before. But Islamic States modern barbarism is a daunting new threatThe rapid advance of Islamic State (Isis) through Iraq has produced panic in the west not all of it irrational.
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Scotland has a General Anti-Avoidance Rule

Scotland has a General Anti-Avoidance Rule | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
One aspect of the passing of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act by the Scottish parliament last week was that Scotland has something to which the rest of the UK can only, as yet, aspire, which is a General Anti-Avoidance Rule.
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Colonization by Bankruptcy

Colonization by Bankruptcy | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
If Argentina were in a high-stakes chess match, the country’s actions this week would be the equivalent of flipping over all the pieces on the board.
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The Police-Industrial Complex

The Police-Industrial Complex | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The police response to public protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the deadly August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., an unarmed eighteen-year-old black man killed by a white police officer, was a prime illustration of the...
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David Cameron faces double trouble from Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson

David Cameron faces double trouble from Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Ukip leader and London mayor take steps towards to Westminster, causing political headache for Tory leaderDavid Cameron returns to work at Downing Street from his Cornish holiday on Wednesday with a double whammy of a political headache after his...
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Tories rely on millions from secretive clubs as membership plummets in marginals

Tories rely on millions from secretive clubs as membership plummets in marginals | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
More than half of the money raised for the Tories in many of their key seats come from donations made by unincorporated associations – who do not have to declare where their money comes from.
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Independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham - full report

Independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham - full report | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The report claims about 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period Continue reading...
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Ministry of Justice fined £180,000 for losing sensitive data on prisoners

Ministry of Justice fined £180,000 for losing sensitive data on prisoners | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The unencrypted backup drive went missing at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire last MayThe Ministry of Justice has been heavily criticised and fined £180,000 by the data watchdog for failing to safeguard sensitive and confidential information about...
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George Osborne accused of lying to Parliament on his 'hard line' against corporate tax avoiders

George Osborne accused of lying to Parliament on his 'hard line' against corporate tax avoiders | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
George Osborne is facing calls to apologise in Parliament after the official statistics body ruled he used “inappropriate” figures to trumpet the Government’s success in cracking down on tax avoidance in the last Budget.
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Flimsy evidence should not be used to generalise merits of mutual NHS trusts

Flimsy evidence should not be used to generalise merits of mutual NHS trusts | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Selective use of evidence and the fact it was starting from a low base means Francis Maude was unwise to use Hinchingbrooke as an example of anything Health sector spin-outs: Theres a feeling of ownership Why did Salford Royal NHS foundation trust...
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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of U.S. position in Gaza is stunning

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of U.S. position in Gaza is stunning | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I think it's safe to say that if U.S. neighborhoods were living under siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn't take it (Pink Floyd's @rogerwaters brave enough to say what so many other artists/musicians daren't on #GazaUnderAttack...
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HS2 would save £2bn going via Stoke, says council - New Civil Engineer

HS2 would save £2bn going via Stoke, says council - New Civil Engineer | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
HS2 would save £2bn going via Stoke, says council New Civil Engineer “Stoke-on-Trent City Council's plan for HS2 will deliver the benefits of high speed rail up to seven years more quickly and require £2bn less capital expenditure than the current...
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RBS failed in mortgage business basics and is lucky the fine was just £14.5m

RBS failed in mortgage business basics  and is lucky the fine was just £14.5m | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Bank hit with its sixth penalty in four years, showing it is still far from being in proper shape to return to the private sectorHere's the ABC of running a mortgage business.
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