- RT @OwenJones84: That Conservative victory put into perspective - by ConservativeHome conservativehome.com/highlights/201… http://t.co/jYhhRTqCe4 26 minutes ago
- RT @dds180: If you were able to convince people that #Google was evil they'd still head off to #Google to #Google their alternatives. 30 minutes ago
- Cue Daily Mail: "Archeology proves Romanians were sitting around begging 7000 years ago." twitter.com/irarchaeology/… 42 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 2 hours 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
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- The deficit: much tougher than it looked
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- The Tories and welfare: Machiavellian or just muddling through?
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Monthly Archives: January 2012
Following on from yesterday’s post on inequality, I discovered this OECD country report on inequality in the UK. Assortative Mating (see yesterday’s post) has played a more significant role in increasing the earnings gap in the UK, says the report: … Continue reading
The arguments about high executive pay rumble on. I have been reading around the subject, which is complex, and I will post something on it in due course. In the meantime, though, here is an interesting discussion I came across … Continue reading
The Commons Health Committee has confirmed what many of us predicted over a year ago; that the turmoil of the NHS restructure will kill off all hope of achieving the 4 percent annual efficiency savings demanded by the Nicholson Challenge. … Continue reading
A good friend of mine, like many people from Northern Ireland, has both a UK and an Irish passport. In the aftermath of the Iraq invasion, she chose to travel on her Irish passport for a while. Given the bad … Continue reading
The people who want to get rid of employment protection will try anything. Unfair dismissal legislation has been blamed for stifling economic growth and preventing efficiency improvements in the public sector. All baloney, of course. Now, though, City AM’s Allister Heath … Continue reading
The chaps and chapesses at WordPress have sent me the final stats on this blog’s visits for 2011. The most popular posts were: Murdoch’s Frankenstein – The day I posted this, the blog traffic broke all previous records, as Mr Murdoch … Continue reading