Gun control works and the Australian experience proves it (video)


The NRA and the gun manufacturers in the US like to claim that gun control couldn’t possibly work and that there is no pint in trying. They say that there are too many guns in circulation and that banning guns would not have … Continue reading

Whether conservative or progressive your Daily Mail style science denial is hurting our kids and killing our planet (video)


For years, the Daily Mail has been a leader in offering false and even dangerous health ‘advice’ to its readers.  From its infamous everything gives you cancer stories, to false claims about ‘super foods’ and of course its deadly anti-vaccination campaigns, … Continue reading

What has Goldman Sachs got in common with the new version of Monopoly? (video)


Goldman Sachs has been accused, yet again, of running a criminal financial markets scam. This time by controlling the distribution of aluminium (from warehouses that it owns) to affect the market price in a way to favour its own market positions … Continue reading

How banks have hoodwinked you over high frequency trading (video)


I have just heard one of the poorest interviews on the subject of high frequency trading that I have had the misfortune to come across on the usually excellent Today programme on BBC Radio 4. The interviewer, Evan Davis, had the … Continue reading

Strong regulation is why the Canadian banking system has had no financial crises in 150 years (video)


I promised in a recent post (If Robert Peston thinks that it’s time to stop bashing the bankers he’s wrong) to show you that an innovative, stable and fully functional financial system that avoids regular (or any) crashes is possible.  The United States (and consequently most of … Continue reading

Wait: What? How Could You Possibly..You’ve Got To Be Kid… There Is No Way… I Can’t.. Oh My God!


The Trayvon Martin verdict is shocking and depressing (a timeline of events from CNN is reproduced towards the end of this post*). The system worked as it was supposed to and that is something that should shame the gun loving … Continue reading

Investment banks & bankers: too big (headed) to jail (video)


John Oliver on the travesty of justice that is banks and bankers negotiating with regulators to pay ‘huge’ fines (in reality no more than a few days worth of sales) for committing financial crimes rather than serving jail time. To add insult … Continue reading

ObamaCare and the debt ceiling: kicking insanity down the road (Part 1) (video)


Part One: ObamaCare and The Threat Of A Shutdown Many of us in Europe could be excused for wondering why our American cousins are having such a spat about President Obama’s insistence on the introduction of his singular presidential achievement to date the … Continue reading

The problem with investment banking (part 1)


The Problem with Investment Banking (Part 1) Bankers would like us to believe that what they do is fantastically sophisticated and requires huge talent and massive intellectual prowess. It is on these largely false grounds that they try to persuade us … Continue reading