The Mysterious Disappearance of Jobs and Skills

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The Mysterious Disappearance of Jobs and Skills When Norman Tebbit made a notorious comment that jobs could be easily found merely by hopping onto a bike, he made an assumption that it would solve unemployment because that’s father what his … Continue reading

Squeezing the Poor: The Economic Consequences of Mrs Thatcher

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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?

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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

Robert Reich on the UK Economy

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’.

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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

Bill Oddie’s Bankwatch

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.


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The hidden welfare state

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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