- Check out the 'countervailing power' comment on Slide 17 from #LSEHR2013 www2.lse.ac.uk/management/doc… cc @GrumpyLecturer 1 hour 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 2 hours ago
- Woman's religious dress banned by health and safety rules: ow.ly/lmgOq Silence from Chaplin & Eweida supporters #ukemplaw 2 hours ago
- Christian worker wins compensation for racial & religious discrimination by Muslim-run firm halesowennews.co.uk/news/10435356.… 2 hours ago
- RT @workessence: Barefoot in the heart: part 5 workessence.com/barefoot-in-th… there is only one rule of uptight club #workplaceblogs #connectinghr … 2 hours 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. 3 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!
Author Archives: Rick
Last week’s post on the strange disappearance of Italy’s gender pay gap reminded me to do an update on what’s happening with ours. The ONS published its latest figures a couple of months ago so I have added them to … Continue reading
The question of Britain’s EU membership is causing chaos in our governing party again. So much so that our Prime Minister was forced to answer trivial questions about it when he was trying to look statesmanlike. However much you might … Continue reading
IFS director Paul Johnson reckons the June spending review is going to be bloody. George Osborne will have to tell us where the next round of spending cuts will fall. That’s the cuts on top of the cuts he’s already … Continue reading
Scene: A plush riverside office. [Sound of irritating iPhone ring.] “Hello. Joseph Bloggs.” “Hi Joe. It’s Jeremy.” “….Minister! Good to hear from you. Er…how’s things?” “Bit fraught actually Joe. This A&E thing is a right mess.” “Yes, I saw the … Continue reading
Sometimes you come across counterintuitive facts that make you step back and wonder if everything you thought you knew was wrong, like America spending more per capita on healthcare than Britain or Stephanie Flanders not being head girl at school … Continue reading
Boris Johnson and some Conservative backbenchers called for ‘Thatcherite zeal’ against the trade unions, as they renewed demands for tougher strike laws. I’ve already had a go at Boris about this in a previous post but let’s just recap on … Continue reading
In the end, after a lively debate, the New Statesman’s audience decided that the left won the 20th century. That still seems slightly odd to me, given that the left has suffered considerable reverses on the economic front since the … Continue reading
Last weekend, I was over in Belgium for the biennial Toer De Geuze, when the brewers of geuze and lambic beers open their doors to the public to show off their beers. Geuze and lambic beers are, to say the … Continue reading
Remember the government’s ‘shares for employment rights’ idea? It was rejected by almost every business surveyed during the consultation, many coming to the same conclusions as I did when it was first announced. The House of Lords thought it was … Continue reading