- Check out the 'countervailing power' comment on Slide 17 from #LSEHR2013 www2.lse.ac.uk/management/doc… cc @GrumpyLecturer 27 minutes ago
- @prateekbuch Only joking! I will but it will be a better post for having read yours. 1 hour ago
- Must-read: @prateekbuch on income inequality ow.ly/lgXly Was going to blog on this but I don't think I'll bother now! 1 hour ago
- RT @prateekbuch: Hi @CJFDillow, regarding @chakrabortty vs @worstall on pre-tax inequality - pls RT this @SLF_PlanC post http://t.co/hLWiUd… 1 hour ago
- I can't get hold of anyone this afternoon. Is everyone having a pre-bank holiday POETS day? 1 hour ago
- RT @businessinsider: ROGOFF: There's No Magic Keynesian Bullet That'll Save Europe by @prosyn read.bi/132MLhS 1 hour ago
- Woman's religious dress banned by health and safety rules: ow.ly/lmgOq Silence from Chaplin & Eweida supporters #ukemplaw 1 hour ago
- Christian worker wins compensation for racial & religious discrimination by Muslim-run firm halesowennews.co.uk/news/10435356.… 1 hour ago
- RT @workessence: Barefoot in the heart: part 5 workessence.com/barefoot-in-th… there is only one rule of uptight club #workplaceblogs #connectinghr … 1 hour ago
- @MJCarty Astonishing! 2 hours ago
- RT @GhaffarH: There is no such thing as a community leader! Communities only elect councillors and MPs not bored middle aged men seeking th… 2 hours ago
- London knife attack boosts British far-right groups on social media wapo.st/188PMCY > Interesting to see a foreign perspective. 2 hours ago
- What’s happened to the gender pay gap?
- Whatever the UK’s problems are, leaving the EU won’t solve them
- Sleepwalking into tomorrow’s state
- Fixing A&E
- How to reduce your gender pay gap
- Thatcherite zeal? Or just a re-enactment?
- Who lost the 20th century?
- Lambic and geuze – a success story with a sour taste!
- Shares For Rights – Government quietly revives one of its stupidest ideas
- Did the left win the 20th century?
- Did Thatcher break the trade unions?
- Workplace rights for druids and pagans – if you supported Eweida, this is what you asked for!
Monthly Archives: September 2009
Suddenly, and somewhat belatedly, Gordon Brown is getting all macho with the banks. Apparently, he’s going to make the UK’s bank regulation the toughest in the world. That will certainly play well to the Labour faithful and a public heartily … Continue reading
If you are stuck for something to do, you could have a go at the DIY spending review on the IFS website. It allows you to increase or cut public spending and then to allocate what you have left between the government departments. … Continue reading
David Cameron, talking about the Thatcher years earlier this week, remarked: We never in the 1980s actually managed to cut public spending. He’s right, of course. As this graph shows, public spending is one of the few things that can … Continue reading
George Monbiot draws a parallel between unscruplulous firms that dump toxic waste on poor countries and banks that offload their toxic debt in a similar way. He refers to Barclays and its recent attempt shunt its CDOs and dodgy mortgage assets to a company in … Continue reading
Heather McGregor has caught Harriet Harman talking rubbish yet again. Lap dancing, like any other form of corporate entertainment, is not tax deductable, so asking Alistair Darling to stop a tax break that doesn’t exist makes Harriet look pretty stupid. As if the poor … Continue reading
I couldn’t get excited about David Cameron’s discovery of the government’s ‘secret plans’ to cut public spending. You only have to look at what the government has been doing, rather than what it has been saying, to realise that it is … Continue reading
Here’s a handy little graphic from the Guardian’s data blog. It shows central government spending by government department using different sized bubbles. Heres a link to the PDF: Public_spending_160909 Check out the 49,891% increase in spending by the Treasury, much of which has … Continue reading
Contestants on Dragons’ Den who don’t have a solid grasp of numbers are usually dismissed with contempt by the assembled business gurus. Theo Paphitis should perhaps show a bit more sympathy in future because the figures he quoted in his Daily Mail … Continue reading