- @PickardJE That’s probably why I’d never really listened to it. Mentally switched off whenever it came in. 6 hours ago
- @PickardJE It was embarrassingly recently that I realised it was about beating and raping slaves. 6 hours ago
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- RT @TimPitt11: This graph from Martin Wolf’s piece today shows the terrifying economic impact of Covid – and why governments are rightly th… 6 hours ago
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- The Hoaxer
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- Johnson’s Suez
- Brexit is the road to nowhere, whoever is driving the car
- The privatisation of capitalism
- 12 reasons why Labour should oppose Brexit
- Brexit: Where do we go from here?
- Do people want a new centrist party?
- A tale of two constituencies
- Brexit as a bad career move
- Why is the EU in no hurry for a trade deal?
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Investment banking is dead, say the pundits, and British investment banking has fallen further and faster than most. Well, OK, not quite all the pundits but Stefan Lewellen seems to be in a minority on this one. Frances explains why: … Continue reading
There have been a few shareholder revolts over pay recently but we don’t often hear of investors kicking up about diversity. After all, it’s one of those politically correct HR-ish initiatives that no-one really cares about….isn’t it? Not according to some … Continue reading
Thanks to Thomas Piketty, lots of people are talking about population growth, or rather, the lack of it. He cites it as one of the reasons for the growth in inequality. Most obviously, low population growth means fewer children keeping a … Continue reading
John Rentoul wrote a piece yesterday saying that inequality hasn’t increased in recent years. He does that every so often. Using a chart from yesterday’s ONS report on Wealth in Great Britain, he showed that the Gini coefficient for total wealth has … Continue reading
Another month, another set of employment statistics, with headlines about employment reaching its highest level since records began. Once again, the self-employed are largely responsible for the surge over the last quarter. It’s clear from this ONS chart where the … Continue reading
We know there has been a collapse in self-employment earnings. The Resolution Foundation’s findings last week reinforced what the data from a variety of sources have been telling us for some time. The pay of the self-employed has fallen further and faster than … Continue reading