Images we have of 18th century women are generally that they were frail well mannered, ala Jane Austen, but this was a world away from the realities of woken women, most of whom worked harder and longer than we can imagine. 377 more words
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Published By: Friends of the Earth Europe, January 2012
Writing and research: Daniel Pentzlin, Rachel Tansey et al.
Whilst working in the economic justice team at Friends of the Earth Europe 2011-2012, I was heavily involved researching, writing and editing ‘Farming Money‘, a seminal report analysing the activities of 29 European banks, pension funds and insurance companies, and revealing their significant involvement in food speculation, and the direct or indirect financing of land grabs. 1,008 more words
Was it an encounter whilst in Italy with our dear friend, former Italian finance minister, resolute Glass Steagall supporter and now prospective PM, Giulio Tremonti, or the provocative comments of another dear friend, Bonbon, whose tireless promotion of American System Economics on David McWilliams’ blog only the most blocked mind can ignore? 641 more words