Plastic Finance

How Dutch financial institutions enable shale gas to fuel the plastic soup disaster
Lobby by Dutch banks

Dutch banks spend millions on lobbying

Dutch banks spend millions on lobby through their own channels, through interest groups like the Association of Dutch Banks (VNB) and through lobby organisations in the Netherlands, the EU and worldwide. At the same time,…

Real World Economics: Food prices and speculation

The year 2011 started once more with alarming figures on rising prices of basic food commodities. Rising food prices are often disastrous and literally murderous for poor people. Financial deregulation in many ways augments the…