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Dying for Brexit

The latest manifestation of the looming Brexit disaster is the revelation that citizens will be invited to stock-pile food. 

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The goal of propaganda is a population that polices itself

The propagandist seeks to bend the ‘group mind’.  And we are seeing it being cemented in the UK right now…the idea that criticism of Israel’s persecution of Palestinians is an act of anti-Semitism. MarkGB takes a closer look into the current sharpest manifestation – the smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn.

The state of the UK

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An old friend of mine sent me a message a few days ago after reading ‘The Insidious Nature of Power‘, a piece I wrote for Renegade Inc. in September 2017 here. “I would love it if you did some analysis from a UK standpoint. What do you think of where we are on Brexit? Do you think the […]

Can the welfare state be saved on its 70th birthday?

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NHS was established on the basis that there should be free medical care to the entire population. Back in 1948, it was the first such scheme in any Western country, funded by the taxpayer and from no other source. But now the NHS is a euphemism for privatisation, cuts to services and the retrenchment of benefits. So what has happened?

The case against income tax

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Last week, the Australian House of Representatives accidentally brought a bill abolishing income tax from the 1st of July 2024, and though it is unlikely to pass, it might be the single smartest decision it has ever stumbled upon. After all, income tax was only ever meant to be a temporary measure. But what if we got rid of income tax altogether?

Is the existing banking system coming to an end?

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If the Swiss referendum result is ‘yes’,  sovereign money initiative comes to fruition. Swiss banks will no longer be able to create money for themselves, rather they will only be allowed to lend money that they have accumulated from savers or other banks. We look at what this means…

Grasping the Nettle – It’s now or never for auditors

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Every time a corporate reporting clanger is dropped and auditors of a public company are mired in yet another scandal, the Financial Reporting Council responds by undertaking to investigate the accounts and audit of the plc in question. What’s really going on?

Why a federal surplus will cost you money

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People have been led to believe, wrongly, that their personal financial circumstances will improve when the federal budget is in surplus but the opposite is true.  A federal surplus occurs when the government taxes more than it spends, (and what the hell point is that?). The net result  is billions of dollars being sucked out of the economy.