It's a revolting spectacle: the two presidential candidates engaged in a frantic and demeaning scramble for money. By 6 November, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will each have raised more than $1bn. Other groups have already spent a further billion. Every election costs more than the one before; every election, as a result, drags the United States deeper into cronyism and corruption. Whichever candidate takes the most votes, it's the money that wins.
Comment is free Budget 2012: George Osborne is stuck in a failed economic model, circa 1979 Economic recovery demands we ditch the myth that private rather than state investment drives industrial innovation
We are all to blame for the agony of Congo With all eyes on other troublespots, the world knows little, and seems to care even less, about the cycle of violence in the DRC... BUT WE ARE TO BLAME... read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/19/agony-congo-drc#