Category Economics

Game of Phonies

Game of Thrones is back on TV and it’s got me thinking again how our moral compass changes so much while we watch film and TV. Why can what we stand for, vote for and believe in our lives be so different to what we feel in response to film and television? Movies and TV consistently portray stories which […]

The World is a Business

This is a powerful scene from the 1970’s movie “The Network”.  Its ever more poignant today as it was back when the film was made. “…You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen, and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and […]

Dollars or Democracy?

The U.S. Supreme Court claims that money is the same thing as speech. And now because of the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, huge corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections. This decision has opened the floodgates for corporate money to drown out the voices of real people in […]

CPI – Consumer Pricing Insult!

You don’t have to be watching Today Tonight to realise that we’re all getting a raw deal on product package sizing. Ya good old packet of Samboy BBQ used to be a shareable 250gms “when I was a boy”.  Now instead you’ll see your favourite salty chicken crisps actually (and not you) doing the Richard […]