- This was on my 1st year undergraduate essay list. 3 decades later we're still none the wiser. Good piece though. twitter.com/politicsofuk/s… 25 minutes ago
- @KevinJBall @Independent Oh no! Attack of the immigrant terror ants! dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2… 2 hours ago
- RT @MattLewisAuthor: 1 August 1086 The results of William the Conqueror's great survey, Doomsday, are presented to the king at Old Sarum. h… 3 hours ago
- This by @fleetstreetfox, on that migrant swarm, is very good: mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/n… HT @mellojonny 3 hours ago
- RT @PostWorldNews: Say goodbye to the weirdest border dispute in the world wapo.st/1DY0rwH 4 hours ago
- RT @seaneobrien: Superb Ed Balls interview by @MaryRiddell, a genuine must-read: telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/… #Labour 4 hours ago
- RT @MeghanMBiro: The Surprising Marketing Lesson From a Very Old Bakery goo.gl/7Tme0B via @janlgordon 4 hours ago
- RT @johnvanreenen: China’s Naked Emperors nyti.ms/1H9i3FC @NYTimeskrugman 4 hours ago
- @mellojonny Link seems to be broken. 4 hours ago
- RT @Ermintrude2: Go tell the boss: let me work less and I’ll produce more gu.com/p/4az92/stw 4 hours ago
- RT @went1955: A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Wage Raise That Roared — New York Times — nytimes.com/2015/08/02/bus… (via @RF_HFC) 4 hours ago
- @KevinJBall @Independent I am. But this happens every year. It's a bit late this year as it hasn't been that warm. 4 hours ago
- Will employers’ gender pay gap figures tell us anything new?
- The financialisation of slavery
- Osborne wobbles but 2020 is still a big ask
- Feeding the property addiction
- Grab a graduate
- Productivity stuck on auto-creep
- There’s a bit about Fastow’s hero-to-zero story I still don’t get
- The rise or fall of management
- Cutting in-work benefits: right-wingers think it’s a bad idea too
- Work-shy dole scroungers – so last century
- How big a problem is the UK’s public debt?
- Is a £12bn welfare cut achievable? Only with a big pay rise!
Monthly Archives: October 2010
If between 490,000 and 700,000 public sector jobs go, will redundant public servants find jobs in the private sector? Even they could create the jobs, would private sector firms be willing to employ former public sector workers? There is, to say the least, … Continue reading
We had a few disagreements about the power of social media at last week’s HR Unconference. I said that I don’t think Web 2.0 and the social networks it has spawned will cause a revolution – at least, not a revolution in the … Continue reading
In his call to arms for the Big Society, Nat Wei harks back to Regency and Georgian Britain, when social reformers emerged to set up the cooperatives, friendly societies, schools and housing charities that provided welfare during the nineteenth and early … Continue reading
Reflecting on this yesterday, there is a further point I meant to make but didn’t. The Observer’s ‘secret civil servant’ has beaten me to it this morning. Another problem with reforming the public sector is that it is so interdependent. You can’t do … Continue reading
Some bloke is ranting on about this on the Guardian cuts blog. Please leave any comments over at the Guardian. You’ll have to register but it’s free.
I think I’d get on well with Rowena Crawford from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. We certainly share a similar gallows humour. Her presentation after the June budget had a chainsaw on the front cover and her analysis of the spending review has … Continue reading