RE payrises, inflation etc.
I watched the Novara longform interview with Gary Stevenson aka GarysEconomics on youtube yesterday
one of the many points he went over repeatedly was that if you give a poor person £50 and a rich person £50,000 the poor person is actually poorer than before despite having more money
during the pandemic, £600bn went to rich people
furlough may have gone to you first, but you spent it on rent and food meaning your landlord and the CEO of your local supermarket were the ones who actually ended up with the money
I know it’s sad to see local community focal points go down the pan, but this article is just a ‘right-wing thinkpiece’ attack on taxation on business!?!
Business rates are, tbf, completely fucked and in desperate need of reform.
9/11 defendant unfit to stand trial, US judge rules - BBC News
The camp has come to symbolise some of the excesses of the the Bush administration’s ‘war on terror’ due to interrogation methods critics say amount to torture, and detainees being held for long periods without trial.
Because only ‘the critics’ could possibly say that the ‘interrogation methods’ used at Guantanamo Bay amount to torture.
My understanding was that people being tortured there is an undisputed fact?
I generally agree with that article tbh as it basically says ‘yo this guy is just using you for clicks, revenue and power’