The Huffington Post reports that the upcoming budget will see the BBC acquire responsibility for the every growing number of free TV licenses in exchange for inflation linked increase in the TV license and the extension of the license onto on demand services, iPlayer services. The current settlement has always been problematic and while the extension to the license fee to on-demand services makes sense it only does so with a refocusing of the materials it covers. Yes its crazy that you can watch Dr. Who an hour later without needing a TV license on iPlayer. Its also crazy that you need a TV license to watch Eurosport Player delivered over IP.
The Greek people, eligible to vote, have voted to reject the bailout offer. This presents a clear clash between democracy and capitalism essentially the root of the last few months of turmoil.
An interesting press conference in which Yanis Varoufakis discuss the government action in calling a referendum due to his lack of mandate to except the then current (27/6/15) proposal but also interestingly responding to the fact while he may not have a mandate to except it the nation could choose to do so.
So Greece will go to a referendum to decided if it will accept a proposal its government does not have a mandate to accept on its peoples behalf and of course people start to panic.
While certainly America focused, Joseph Stiglitz offers an interpretation of current finical inequalities in relationship to Trickle Down Theory.