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Davos & the spectre of populism

January 26, 2019


Populism was a spectre haunting the super rich when they met in Davos, Switzerland. this past week. But while this emergence of nationalist, protectionist sentiment does pose a threat to global corporations, it does not threaten the system based on competition and the exploitation of labour. It also carries with it the poison of zenophobia.

Time to recall: Ye are many, they are few…

January 15, 2019


This coming year promises turbulence, both nationally and globally, with the political and economic environment remaining volatile. We, along with citizens of other nation-states, will also almost certainly be inundated with calls to patriotism and to pull together in the cause of a better life for all. The question — as always — will be […]

As SA elections loom: a call for clarity & organisation

January 13, 2019


It's swings and roundabouts for the workers of the world, with the overall trajectory being fewer jobs and lower pay. This is the reality as the World Bank claims — citing China and India as prime examples — that global poverty is declining; the implication being that the economic system is working. It is not and it is, in fact, becoming increasingly destructive.