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4 Burning Questions on the Global Vaccine Rollout

Warnings of “corruption and incompetence coming together,” as vaccine distribution begins.

A Hard Look at Rent and Rent Seeking with Michael Hudson & Pepe Escobar

An in-depth discussion of financial capitalism versus earlier models and the Chinese and Russian approach, with a focus on the role of rent.

Controversial ‘Spy Tech’ Firm Palantir Lands £23m NHS Data Deal

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 22/12/2020 - 3:49am in

Exclusive: UK government sneaks through new NHS COVID data contract, despite legal challenges.

China Retrenches on Belt and Road Initiative as Defaults Rise

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 16/12/2020 - 10:54pm in

More on "Whither China?"

Medicare Blues

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 9:40pm in

Medicare is not looking good.

Nick Corbishley: Bankruptcy Looms As Cash-Starved UK Local Councils’ High-Risk Real Estate Bets Sour

UK councils were already in trouble due to austerity, inflated charges for services, and mismanagement. Covid is set to generate bankruptcies

Is Development for the World Bank Mainly Doing Business?

The World Bank finally gives up defending its controversial but influential Doing Business Report. It’s about time.

Outsourcing: A Personal Window on the Rise of Grifting

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 1:55am in

Some vignettes from the rise of outsourcing.

McKinsey, Deloitte Charge Big Bucks to States for Botched Covid Projects

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 10:20pm in

McKinsey and some other big consulting names are taking advantage of Covid-overwhelmed state governments.