Sunday May 31, 2020

Multinationals distort our ability to assess the economy’s health

The aborted Pfizer-Allergan merger must make us acknowledge the problems multinationals cause us

10th April, 2016

It’s not been a great week to be part of the global elite, the 10 per cent of every society who own the means of production and get paid most of the rents, the people who live from inherited wealth, and those who have attained that wealth through innovation and industry.

I’m sure there’s a tiny lake of tiny tears being cried by tiny violinists playing even tinier violins for the rich and famous...

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