I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Will Grigg, a great writer, broadcaster and libertarian. His Pro Liberate blog, his Freedom Zealot podcasts, and his frequent appearances on The Scott Horton Show are all worth checking into. May you rest in peace, Will.
First broadcast Apr 6, 2017, Inside Track #11 is available for listening in the Mixcloud player below.
Topics discussed include:
Gibraltar: NPR report on Gibraltar’s rebranding of itself as ‘low-tax’, rather than a tax haven, and the colony’s links to the law firm at the centre of The Panama Papers.
HSBC: Nicholas Wilson, aka Mr Ethical, has waged a long campaign, at great personal cost, against HSBC. On his blog, he identifies the ‘corporate Panopticon‘ that HSBC uses to shield its wrongdoing from both criminal accountability and public notice.
Mississippi prisons: We opened the show by discussing the historical development of the Mississippi prison system, and how little things have changed more than a century later. Counties bemoan state ‘theft‘ of their prisoners, while commissaries price-gouge prisoners’ families.
First broadcast Mar 23, 2017, Inside Track #9 is available for listening in the Mixcloud player below. This show featured the The Two Ronnies and their classic swear box sketch.
Israel: A new, and promptly buried, UN report that lays out the evidence for Israel being an apartheid regime. You can read the report here, while the report’s authors also wrote an article for The Nation.
Hacking: Scotland Yard made extraordinary use of Indian hackers to access email accounts of UK environmental campaigners.
Rochdale: Swearing is to be monetized in Rochdale.
As mentioned on last night’s show (Inside Track #8), here’s an amusing cartoon from today’s newspaper. It accompanies a story about a woman who, despite wearing a contraceptive device, still managed to become pregnant.
First broadcast Feb 16, 2017, Inside Track #4 is available for listening in the Mixcloud player below. On this show, we considered the startling emergence of a new Trump administration super-villain, Stephen Miller.