Tax Burden in EU

Algirdas Šemeta, the European Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud has announced in a speech that there are ten nations in the EU that need to cut the tax burden on labor if they are going to aid the growth of the European Union. They are hindering investment and holding back…

OECD Urges UK to Cut

The Parisian-headquarted Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just published information urging George Osborne, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, to continue to cut spending. George Osborne had already stated just a few days ago that he was going to carry on regardless of the advice to the contrary from the International Monetary…

Money-Laundering Liberty Reserve

According to US Attorney, Preet Bharara in the southern district of New York if you are an underworld criminal, then the ‘bank’ to go to at the moment is the Costa Rica based Liberty Reserve. Or rather it was. Liberty Reserve is a private currency exchange system that enables the withdrawal of funds from and…

Walmart Fined $82 million for Waste Disposal

Walmart has just been landed with a hefty $81.6-million fine for dumping waste in both California and Missouri. The investigation has been on-going now for almost ten years. Walmart has admitted that they dumped pollutants into drains in California and Missouri, as well as throwing toxic waste into trash bins rather than paying to have…

Shale Set to Split OPEC

Shale gas is the latest hot potato that is being passed around the world. Are you with the in-crowd or out on limb? Ready to take the dive and place your country’s future in shale gas or go it as usual with domination of our energy sources with the petrol industry? As the US has…

Osborne: Carry On Regardless!

‘Carry On’ films are a genre in their own right! British humor at its best between 1958 and 1992. Slapstick, innuendo, dirty smirks and cackles. Low-budget too! For those of us that are either too young to have heard anything about them…or for those that live in places where (thankfully) the low-budget series of films…