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Dr George Meszaros comments on the dramatic increase in Amazon fires

"Traditionally the farming lobby illegally opened up land in Brazil and the state acquiesced. With his aggressive rhetoric Bolsonaro has pump primed that sector." Dr George Meszaros, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School, comments on some of the political and legal issues surrounding the burning of the Amazon.
Fri 23 Aug 2019, 09:26 | Tags: environment, Amazon, Expert comment, Brazil, EU, Law, Faculty of Social Science

Dr Andreas Kokkinis comments on a call to shift corporate priorities from profit to social purpose

"This move is less surprising than it appears at first blush." The heads of more than 180 US companies have issued a statement urging corporations to look beyond shareholder value and also focus on social responsibilities as well as profits. Dr Andreas Kokkinis of Warwick Law comments on this radical-seeming shift in US capitalism.


Professor Mark Skilton from Warwick Business School comments on tech companies' reaction to French digital tax proposal

Digital tech companies have criticised France's proposed digital tax, which would levy a three percent tax on total annual revenues of those companies, as discriminatory. Professor Mark Skilton from Warwick Business School argues that a strategy is needed to deal with the monopoly that these organisations have in the global market.

Tue 20 Aug 2019, 13:47 | Tags: WBS, Social Media, Warwick Business School

Professor Azrini Wahidin comments on recent prison policy announcements

The Government has announced plans to create 10,000 new prison places and to crack down on criminal activity behind bars. Professor Azrini Wahidin questions whether these measures will be effective.


Dr Michael Wyness from the Centre for Education Studies comments on the use of children in 'county lines' drug dealing

Dr Michael Wyness from the Centre for Education Studies comments on the use of children in country drug lines, saying they are "sometimes trafficked from urban to rural areas in order to distribute the drugs."

Mon 12 Aug 2019, 16:27 | Tags: Children, Expert comment, Centre for Education Studies, Drugs

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