- @Frances_Coppola What were you saying about shadow banking....? 7 hours ago
- RT @CharlieWoof81: Dennis Skinner calls on the left wing to unite behind Miliband mirr.im/ZDujRd http://t.co/pjFyUePxCZ 7 hours ago
- The Black Cat roundabout has its own fan site. Brilliant! blackcat-on-a1.co.uk 7 hours ago
- RT @MaxCRoser: Inequality between economists & sociologists is rising – Real wages by discipline (Source: pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10…) http://t… 8 hours ago
- RT @politicsofuk: Most sex workers have had jobs in health, education or charities #ukpolitics bit.ly/1E7A35W 8 hours ago
- RT @patrickwintour: "The anomaly of non-dom status cannot be defended. It should be scrapped". The FT sends a shudder through its readers h… 8 hours ago
- RT @guardian: Fund managers could be the new investment bankers, says IoD trib.al/8I9cPVx 8 hours ago
- @Frances_Coppola Seen this? theguardian.com/business/2015/… 8 hours ago
- RT @TheEconomist: New research claims that Britain has suffered a net loss of numeracy as a result of migration econ.st/1Dvr5hN http… 8 hours ago
- RT @taxbod: Sol Campbell to replace Malcolm Rifkind? gu.com/p/468bm/stw No sniggering at the back. 9 hours ago
- @dougm1962 Presumably not quite as hated as Wigan's Ovation, who were truly dire. 11 hours ago
- @dougm1962 Ah. OK. Get you now. 12 hours ago
- The rise and fall of the rich pensioner
- Why are the older generations richer?
- The lucky half-century
- Strikes: monsters that are almost extinct
- Global ageing: From pyramid to beehive in 100 years
- The fall of the skilled worker
- Blog celebration
- NHS on course to run out of money by 2020
- UK self-employment: success story or basket case?
- 12 billion flying pigs
- The future of work: Tech Yeah! vs Tech Meh!
- We don’t need to change the law on strikes
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