Archive for February, 2013

This week the Fairtrade Foundation launched their campaign for global investment in sustainable small-scale agriculture with this food for thought: “Smallholders grow 70% of world’s food, so why are half the world’s hungriest people smallholder farmers?” Could it be because living off the produce of a small plot of land with low inputs and family labour […]


Public services are crucial not only for the individuals who depend on them, but for economic development. Businesses rely on roads, and schools, police and lawcourts, just as individuals do, but these things cost money. In a world of globally integrated businesses, internet commerce and intangible assets, taxation systems are becoming strained. Reforming international taxation […]