A new government in the Philippines offers the country a rare window to fundamentally shift away from failed economic policies, subordinate to neoliberal ideology and the pre-eminance of illegitimate foreign debtors.
The global carbon market grew in 2009. Far from signalling a success, this reflects a massive increase in fraud, the dumping of surplus emissions permits by industry, and a rise in financial speculation.
The ideological reasoning behind UK government policies is that the market is the only way to make public services 'efficient'. Isn't it time we talked about social efficiency, maximising public benefit rather than maximising profit?