Following Brexit, the Northern Powerhouse Is More Important Than Ever

Stagnating wages, low productivity and the de-industrialisation of communities both across the UK and the developed world have happened not because of institutions such as the EU – which has spent decades investing in such areas – but because successive governments have followed a policy of neglect, failing to curb the excesses of global capitalism. …

Hugo Chavez mural in Caracas.
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Venezuela Chokes on Failed 20th Century Policies

Hugo Chavez mural in Caracas.

Venezuela has sunk into chaos owing to the recent drop in oil prices, which constitutes 93% of its exports (combining crude and refined petroleum), leading to ludicrous inflation rates, electricity shortages, food shortages, and looting. On top of this Venezuela also has one of the world’s highest homicide rates and …