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

The Changing Face of Europe – As Greece says NO, what will we say?

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The Changing Face of Europe – and The World Socialists differ from nationalists in that their concern for the welfare of others is not confined to arbitrary boundaries of nations and states. In modern times, as transport and technology has … Continue reading

The Real Greek Crisis, – Bryan Gould

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The Real Greek Crisis By Bryan Gould Most people will feel that they don’t need to look far for an explanation as to what lies behind the Greek crisis. Lazy reporting and racial stereotyping will persuade them that the Greeks … Continue reading

Solidarity is forever, not just Election Day, SNP.

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Solidarity is forever, not just for Election Day One has to question the authenticity of the claims that SNP stands for socialism and anti-austerity. These policies  were attributed to have resulted in the huge numbers of voters in Scotland who … Continue reading

Hunger, Lack of Clothes and Shoes. Teachers Lift the Lid on Child Poverty

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NASUWT says schools and teachers are being left to pick up the pieces of Tory’s “scandalous” economic policies Teachers have attacked the government’s record on child poverty, saying they have witnessed at first hand the effect on the children they … Continue reading

Hand in Hand

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Hand in Hand When I was growing up my Mom often spoke of the memories of her mother’s face and tears following the announcement of WW2. Nan remembered WW1 and all it meant. My unhappiness, and tearful face in 1992 … Continue reading

Is Time up for “The Big Lie”?

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Is Time up for ‘The Big Lie’? Jim Grundy The ‘Big Lie’ theory is best summed up by the well-known phrase that if you’re going to tell a lie, tell a big one, repeat it often enough and you’ll be … Continue reading