Privatising Council Services – Where Barnet goes, others will follow.


An eleventh-hour attempt to kill London Barnet Council’s billion-pound mass ‘One Barnet’ outsourcing plan has failed (08.11.12). It has been argued by the Conservative Council that the ‘easyJet/Ryanair model’ outsourcing deal will save £111m over 10 years, and is the … Continue reading

Austerity, the Paradox of Thrift and a great graph.


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Definition of ‘Paradox Of Thrift ‘ The notion that individual savings rather than spending can worsen a recession, or that individual saving is collectively harmful. This idea is generally attributed to John Maynard Keynes, who said that consumer spending contributes to the collective … Continue reading