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Stumbling and Mumbling: Free markets need equality
"In short, free markets require egalitarian policies. Free marketeers who don’t support these are not the friends of freedom at all, but are merely shills for exploiters."
politics  economics 
yesterday by engles
Over 170 years after Engels, Britain is still a country that murders its poor | Aditya Chakrabortty | Opinion | The Guardian
Class warfare is passed off as book-keeping. Accountability is tossed aside for “commercial confidentiality”, while profiteering is dressed up as economic dynamism
article  news  politics  economics  poor  fire  grenfell  safety  public  regulation 
yesterday by random
Leveraging Open Source as a Public Institution — New analysis reveals significant returns on investment in open source technologies
Examples abound of leading tech companies that have adopted open source strategy and contribute actively to open source tools and communities.
opensource  economics  value 
yesterday by slaporte
The Political Kindling of the Grenfell Fire - The Atlantic
Britain has slipped to sixth in the economic rankings. Yet either position, fifth or sixth, is misleading: Broadly speaking, Britain is an economically average country, with one exceptionally rich region—London, which is reportedly home to more multimillionaires and billionaires than any other city in the world, and serves as the country’s economic engine. Of the EU’s 15 strongest economies, none rely as heavily on one area as the U.K. does: London’s per capita GDP is almost two and a half times Britain’s national average. But London’s enviable self-confidence, its robust financial services sector, and glittering facade, obscure the devastating inequality that plagues the U.K. While the city is Britain’s lone representative among the 10 richest regions in northern Europe, the country also includes a stunning nine of northern Europe’s 10 poorest regions.
economics  uk  totwitter  analysis 
yesterday by renaissancechambara

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