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Many don’t have a happy meal. EPA/Ulises Rodriguez

The fightback against income inequality starts at McDonald’s

David Cameron has told company bosses that firms should give their staff a pay rise. Certainly a raise in wages would be long overdue. The small average wage increase over the past year or so (1.8% between…
Corporations need our help. Crispin Semmens

How to pull the plug on irresponsible capitalism

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has proposed a plan to stop companies from avoiding billions of dollars in taxes. As we know from the scandals surrounding Amazon, Starbucks, Vodafone…
‘Let your mouth rejoice’ (bite the wax tadpole): Coca Cola in China. Ming Xia

China’s youth want a movie, a Coke and a Big Mac

It’s clear that the financial influence of China is now global: it has invested $75 billion in Africa over the last 10 years in large infrastructure projects while China’s state news agency, Xinhua, has…
A famous US case of a woman suing McDonald’s for $2.9 million after scalding herelf is urban legend; but just how relevant is it to Australia? reidmix/Flickr

Why McDonald’s scalding case could be a storm in a coffee cup

Revelations an Adelaide woman, Jessica Wishart, is suing a McDonald’s franchise for scalds she received from coffee purchased at the restaurant have provoked outrage in the media, and inevitable comparisons…

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