John Hilary – Social Europe is dead, Global EU lives

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John Hilary – Social Europe is dead, Global EU lives   This appallingly dishonest referendum campaign has reduced any debate down to frightening economic projections vs frightening xenophobic immigration statistics.  It is no wonder that most people say ‘that none … Continue reading

Is the high level of Government debt a justification for austerity?

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In the piece posted below, Henry Stewart exposes Osborne’s sleight of hand by using the high level of government debt to justify his cuts – the debt that has grown under Osborne’s stewardship from £960 billion in April 2010, just before the coalition … Continue reading

Midwives Standing Together – When We Have Had #ENOUGH

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There are many good people  in working reponsible roles in society. They are not earning a fortune; they are doing jobs because they care, careers they are proud of – because they want to make a difference. But caring is … Continue reading

How Labour should deal with Fiscal Responsibility Act

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How Labour should deal with the Fiscal Responsibility Act By Michael Burke  Previously Published on Social Economic Bulletin here  Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell are frequently in advance of many of their supporters on economic matters, including their supporters in academia … Continue reading

Voting for Corbyn – What it’s all about …

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aHat-tip Chelley Ryan for bringing this celebratory video compiled by Nenasadie to Think Left’s attention – it’s a joy! Voting for Corbyn – What it’s all about    nenasadie

We need a Reformation in Economics – The salutary story of Semmelweiss

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First posted on Think Left as ‘Like heterodox economists, Semmelweis was ignored…’ 29th April 2013   In 1844, Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis graduated as a doctor, and was appointed assistant at the obstetric clinic in Vienna.  At the time, the great scourge … Continue reading

Neoliberal TINA Economics is Flat Earth thinking

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By Prue Plumridge Belief in a flat Earth is found in the oldest writings and early Mesopotamian maps showed the world as a flat disk floating in the ocean.  Thankfully things have moved on since that time and we now accept … Continue reading