- Cue Daily Mail: "Archeology proves Romanians were sitting around begging 7000 years ago." twitter.com/irarchaeology/… 34 minutes ago
- @sebschmoller Thanks. Nicking this for next week's welfare blog. @BenChu_ 1 hour ago
- RT @sebschmoller: @FlipChartRick @BenChu_ What do you make of this (from cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/… [PDF])? Sign of Gini change to come? http:/… 1 hour ago
- RT @Gilesyb: Britain has no appetite for an anti-business party - ft.com/cms/s/0/f10f2f… Labour faces an opportunity. To grow up. 1 hour ago
- @Gilesyb @Green_Adz87 @sjwrenlewis @RikiTikiTavi91 @t0nyyates I can see this one coming: 'A New Magna Carta for Small Business' 1 hour ago
- RT @Independent: The two young men who died stopping Isis suicide bomber getting into Saudi mosque ind.pn/1FHSzlI http://t.co/9mvpv… 1 hour ago
- Fast falls the eventide.... Well that's what happens if you kick off at 5.30! #FACupFinal 1 hour ago
- RT @TheEconomist: Many cities are losing inhabitants. Better to manage decline than try to stop it econ.st/1SEpsGs http://t.co/Bz7ab… 2 hours ago
- RT @UberSerf: How badly do you want #Blatter to go? Badly enough to stop drinking Coke, stop eating McDonald's and cut up your Visa card? #… 2 hours ago
- In a proper world, I'd be watching the second half of the FA Cup final now. 3 hours ago
- RT @MalThursday: Nice piece on Trash Can Radio (@TrashCanRadio) #London wp.me/p3uYA-2ne via @FlipChartRick 3 hours ago
- @MalThursday Thanks Mal. Really like what you are all trying to do with @TrashCanRadio 4 hours ago
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- 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: June 2011
John Redwood, Robert Halfon and now Norman Tebbit have advised their fellow Tories against an attack on the unions. As Lord Tebbit told the BBC’s Nick Robinson: My first reaction is caution. We’ve had an employment law structure which has worked for the last … Continue reading
I often come across good stuff on the interweb while I’m looking for something else. Last week, I found a paper entitled Assessing a Government’s Exposure to Fiscal Risk by Peter S. Heller, formerly of the IMF and now Professor of … Continue reading
Journalist and commentator Johann Hari was in trouble yesterday after he admitted to adding quotes from the writings of people he had interviewed and passing them off as comments made during the interview. The piss-taking which followed was very funny, if … Continue reading
Thursday’s strikes by public sector workers are due to go ahead after negotiations broke down yesterday. Civil servants and teachers will walk out in protest at the government’s proposal to reform their pensions. This one-day stoppage is being billed by public … Continue reading
The recent OECD survey of Iceland’s economy suggests that the country is doing rather well. It has done so by ignoring both fashion and etiquette. For at least the past decade or so, open economies have been where it’s at. Get … Continue reading
Why is Greece in such a mess? Well it’s because they are typical lazy southern Europeans isn’t it? They knock off work at mid-day, have long lunch breaks then never really go back. They spend the rest of the day … Continue reading
The Greek prime minister won a confidence vote last night, the first stage in pushing through the austerity measures demanded by the EU as a condition for another bailout. As Nosemonkey says, there is plenty of expert opinion available about … Continue reading