Capital is making the city and it’s making it in its own image

David Harvey talking: The right to the city argument was partly connected to the fact that a right to the city movement developed in the United States. It was me and others like Peter Marcuse who were getting into dialogue with those social movements. What they were recognising was that their individual concerns – whether [...]

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Billionaire Carl Icahn Resigns as Trump Adviser After Reaping Millions

billionaire investor Carl Icahn left his role as regulatory adviser to Donald Trump just before The New Yorker published an article entitled, "Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington" The article detailed Carl Icahn’s potential conflict of interest, including his heavy lobbying for a rule change about blending ethanol into gasoline, a rule which affects the [...]

World is rapidly becoming an “international oligarchy”

Bernie Sanders has warned that the world is rapidly becoming an “international oligarchy” controlled by a tiny number of billionaires, highlighted by the revelations in the Paradise Papers. In a statement to the Guardian in the wake of the massive leak of documents exposing the secrets of offshore investors, Sanders said that the enrichment of [...]