Independent thinking: Sr Teresa Forcades

The result of the Scottish independence referendum this week will be awaited eagerly not just in the UK but around the world; and nowhere more so than in Catalonia, where the question of independence is also dominating political discussion. One of the most influential voices in the Catalan independence debate is, surprisingly, that of a Benedictine nun. Sr Teresa Forcades spoke to Thinking Faith’s Editor about capitalism, community and the Catalan question.   Questions of sovereignty and independence are at the top of the UK political agenda in the final days before the Scottish independence...
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Big Pharma Prepares to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Keep Drug Prices High

Big Pharma Prepares to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Keep Drug Prices High Posted on Oct 26, 2016 By Deirdre Fulton / Common Dreams     A recent poll found that more than three in four Americans consider prescription drug prices “unreasonable.” (Dvortygirl/flickr/cc) Facing an increasingly outraged public, the leading Big Pharma lobby group is hiking its annual dues by more than 50 percent as it prepares to defend its pharmaceutical company members against lawmakers and voters who want to rein in out-of-control drug prices. Politico reported Tuesday that “PhRMA hopes to improve its public image next...
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