A homeless man on the streets – a question of poverty

Poor are in poverty because they have no money – duh

According to Rutger Bregman, in his illuminating and upbeat book Utopia For Realists, any number of large-scale experiments in which the poor and homeless were simply handed money, no strings attached, produced positive results.  These trials – which even excited that old right-wing grouch President Richard Nixon – showed the poor were only poor because they had no money. Trials in …

Giles BroadbentPoor are in poverty because they have no money – duh
Girl with a laptop

Don’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory

It starts with a company’s instruction “don’t be evil” and ends with a monopolistic marauding giant, taking content without asking, invading people’s privacy, using regulatory capture to quash rivals and demolishing entire industries with its big commercial hammer. Jonathan Taplin has spent a lifetime in the media – producing films, promoting bands, launching streaming services – and he surveys the …

Giles BroadbentDon’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory