- @ScillySergeant He found my toy gun after I lost it on the rocks at Peninnis Head. Sent his bodyguard over to give it back. 1 hour ago
- @TiggerTherese @LinkedIn Wierd! 1 hour ago
- Blogged: Trash Can Radio wp.me/p3uYA-2ne 1 hour ago
- @TiggerTherese What?!!! Or is it best I don't know... 1 hour ago
- RT @JohnRentoul: My attempt to summarise evidence on inequality: it increased in the 1980s, but not since blogs.independent.co.uk/2015/05/29/the… http://t.c… 2 hours ago
- RT @AlternEconomics: Trash Can Radio - It’s difficult to find much on the DAB radio dial that doesn’t make you want to chew the carpet ... … 3 hours ago
- @MJCarty Did you watch the video? These guys are bonkers. 3 hours ago
- RT @AnnabelR4HR: Why the productivity gap? ow.ly/Nhhqx #HR 3 hours ago
- @notanna1 There would be more swearing in Nottingham. 3 hours ago
- Seems you can't stack boulders in Boulder twitter.com/LouiseShawLD/s… 4 hours ago
- RT @paul1kirby: Which govts best at #opendata? 1st ever league table from @OECD Some surprises. Assume winner is S Korea, not North! http:… 4 hours ago
- RT @TheEconomist: The Economist explains how the wording of Britain's EU referendum could affect the outcome econ.st/1eCLudg http://… 4 hours ago
- Trash Can Radio
- What will your powerhouse do for you?
- Inequality in the UK
- A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy
- How different is Scotland?
- Labour lost the economic argument 5 years ago
- The deficit: much tougher than it looked
- Are the Conservatives ideologically driven state-shrinkers?
- The Tories and welfare: Machiavellian or just muddling through?
- Recovery: Was that it?
- Low productivity: don’t blame the workforce
- Startups and the productivity puzzle
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Britain has suddenly been hit by a wave of strikes the like of which we haven’t seen for twenty years. What started as a dispute over the use of foreign workers at an oil refinery in Lincolnshire has, in the course of two days, turned … Continue reading
This handy little picture, apparently compiled by JP Morgan, shows how the market value of some of the world’s largest banks has collapsed in less than two years. You’ll need to click on it to read it properly. It reminds me of the … Continue reading
During the boom years (remember them?) the British became obsessed with Property Porn. Now we’ve swapped that addiction for Recession Porn. I thought I’d invented that term but, alas, it seems someone else got there first. Filthy Smoker (what a great name) posted … Continue reading
The Provisional Shadow Chancellor may be in trouble with party hacks and the Tory press for saying that David Cameron was talking rubbish about the economy, but it seems that business people quite like him. In a poll of business leaders, … Continue reading
One of my favourite books on corporate culture is Edgar Schein’s Organisational Culture and Leadership. Simplistic definitions of culture, such as ‘the way we do things around here’ or even ‘shared values’, are not especially useful. Schein’s understanding of culture … Continue reading
My initial reaction when I saw the title of this year’s Guardian Public Services Summit was rather unkind. Are we entering a post bureucratic age? Bwahahahahahahahaha! That’s a good ‘un. Then I decided, instead of just heaping derision on the idea, … Continue reading
More on the question of whether or not Britain is about to go bankrupt. Some of the figures that have been quoted in the press look frightening. Britain’s banks are huge. For example, RBS, the bank that the taxpayer now … Continue reading