Waiting in vain: passengers at Clapham Junction, south London. According to a 2017 Legatum Institute poll 76 per cent of British passengers want the railways in public ownership.

The efficiency myth

Heard the tale about the private sector always doing things better? Nick Dowson wonders why it still has believers.

Read this article

NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018

The other side of the Bitcoin

Bitcoin is more than premium bonds for hipsters or the veganism of finance, writes Omar Hamdi.

Buy this magazine

NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Donald Trump greets workers on a tour of Carrier Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana on 1 December 2016.

When ‘America First’ is a corporate scam

A year ago, Trump announced he had reached a deal with manufacturer Carrier to keep jobs from moving to Mexico – with $7 million in incentives. Yet hundreds of workers were still laid off, the last of them this January. Trump’s policy should be called ‘Corporate America First’, argues Mark Engler.

Buy this magazine

NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018

Mixed Media: Books

This month we review The Growth Delusion, by David Pilling; The White City, by Roma Tearne; The Unmapped Country, by Ann Quin; and Old Demons, New Deities, edited by Tenzin Dickie.

Buy this magazine

NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Protesters, including First Nations people, blocking the road to Adani’s Abbott Point coal port.

While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…

With the Great Barrier Reef and climate targets under threat, Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why this mega mine matters to all of us.

Read this article

NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017

Welcome to the jungle

Amy Booth goes to the back of beyond in Bolivia and hears of a surprising migration.

Buy this magazine

NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Carondelet Palace, official residence and principal workplace of the President of Ecuador.

Ecuador votes to bar politicians from having assets in tax havens

The ‘yes’ vote wins in the first, historic referendum of its kind, writes Alessio Perrone.

Read this article

NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Myth 10: Growth is the only way

Dinyar Godrej explains why we need to find another way, fast.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Myth 9: Everyone has to pay their debts

Myth 9: Everyone has to pay their debts

We need debt management not reduction, says Dinyar Godrej.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 8: Organized labour is regressive

David Ransom argues that the opposite is actually true.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 7: Financial regulation will destroy a profitable banking sector

Why should financial markets be accountable only to themselves? asks David Ransom.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 6: Fossil fuels are more economically viable than renewables

Not if you look at the environmental costs, says Dinyar Godrej.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 5: The private sector is more efficient than the public sector

There is no evidence of greater efficiency, explains Dinyar Godrej.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

'I predict...'

Economists don't always get it right...

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 4: Economic migrants are a drain on rich world economies

Migration follows a demand for labour - and benefits the receiving country, writes Dinyar Godrej.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 3: Taxing the rich scares off investors and stalls economic performance

Taxation creates prosperity just as much as private enterprise, says David Ransom.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 2: Deficit reduction is the only way out of a slump

Don't rely on those who caused the crash to resolve it, argues David Ransom.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Myth 1: Austerity will lead to 'jobs and growth'

It's wrong to sell austerity as a cure for economic woes, says Dinyar Godrej.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

10 economic myths we need to junk

Dinyar Godrej and David Ransom introduce this month's main theme.

Buy this magazine

NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Stop the Trojan treaty – Brussels 04/02/15.

Sounding the TTIP alarm across the European Union

Canada is the most sued country in the ‘developed’ world, and that should be cause for grave concern, argues Maude Barlow.

Read this article

NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
More than three million Europeans have sign a petition to stop the TTIP.

Global Goals vs TTIP: trading human rights for profit

Three million concerned Europeans signed a petition against a controversial new trade deal that will undermine human rights, explains Mark Dearn.

Read this article

NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

A Mars bar from Tommy Chocolate

The dodgy dealings of bankers and financial traders continue to amaze and appal us. But few people realize that they, rather than governments, control the very creation of money, as Peter Stalker explains.

Buy this magazine

NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

Will humans survive the new economy of the 21st century?

Edouard Tétreau makes the case for a more humane economics.

Buy this magazine

NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Clockwise from top left: A container ship navigates Miraflores Lock, the first of three locks on the Panama Canal. A woman looks out from a doorway in Panama City’s old quarter, Casco Viejo. A worker at the Cigarros Joyas de Panama factory in La Pintada rolls a cigar. Wooden houses along the seashore of the island of Bocas del Toro. Fishers board their boats in Panama City’s harbour; the city skyline is visible in the background.

Country profile: Panama

Despite the recent boom, the country is still one of glaring inequalities, writes Louisa Reynolds.

Read this article

NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
African village February, 2017
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Back