Is Britain Short of Skills? By Liam R Carr previously published here We often hear that employers can’t find people with the right skills. This may be used as an excuse for not taking workers on. The alternative approach is … Continue reading
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“Squeezing the poor” By alittleecon This post by @Ramanan_V prompted me to seek out Nicholas Kaldor’s “The Economic Consequences of Mrs Thatcher”. Kaldor was an eminent Cambridge economist and member of House of Lords at the time when Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979, and this short … Continue reading
How much longer? First posted on May 16, 2013 By Julijuxtaposed I look to the mainstream media for some honest reporting and perspective – Ha! I look to the Opposition for some counter-arguments, some persuasive alternatives – Ha! And I look … Continue reading
The debt and the deficit are reflections of the failing economy. They are not the cause of the jobs and living standards crisis. We need to stop self-harming with ‘austerity’.
Published on May 17, 2013
Professor Robert Reich talks about what’s wrong with austerity and the current direction for the UK economy. Part of the After Austerity series from the TUC: http://www.afterausterity.org.uk
From Global Witness: Bill Oddy tracks the most destructive species on earth – bankers.
Bill Oddie’s BankWatch
Published on May 13, 2013
Why was Bill Oddie evicted from HSBC’s London HQ? Watch the film to find out. Sign petition for change here:https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/…
The UK’s biggest bank has so far made around £100 million by providing loans and services to some of the most destructive logging companies in the world, often in violation of its own policies.
Please sign the public petition to HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver calling for the bank to stop profiting from the disappearing rainforests of Borneo. We can stop this.
The UK has two welfare states. There is one that is reported and endlessly discussed, and another, which is rarely mentioned. Whilst the first is suffering enormous cuts under the Tory/LD coalition, the other just keeps expanding. Comedian, author and … Continue reading