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Apols if this discussion has already been had, but I'm prompted to post this after searching the Electoral Commission website just now for promo materials on the Bham Mayor referendum in Chinese…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by joe taylor Mar 25, 2012.

 

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The times they are confusing

Quite an interesting article in Civil Society yesterday

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/blogs/content/11601/the_sector_needs_a_quaker_bank?utm_source=23+February+Governance&utm_campaign=23+Feb+governance&utm_medium=email

 

I imagine Lloyds Bank founders turning in their graves right now

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17094182

 

Recent polls have shown the general public confused about what social enterprise is.  After reading this, I'm confused about what social enterprise is

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17145225

A4E's five shareholders were paid £11m in dividents last year!?!

 

Just checked their website - silly me for assuming they were a charitable company - duh!   ;-) 

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Birmingham Midland Institute - a step back in time

Something in keeping with the season.

https://birminghamhistoryblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/a-christmas-carol-for-birminghams-working-men/

Hope everyone has a pleasant break, even if facing challenging times ahead.

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 11:59 — 1 Comment

Poverty matters more than inequality

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b044gqzb

"Evan Davis interviews economic historian Deirdre McCloskey in front of an audience at the London School of Economics, where she argues that poverty matters more than inequality..."

Radio 4 - may have to catch it on iplayer?  If the link above doesn't work...

Try this…

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Posted on May 26, 2014 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Can you create communities?

Radio 4, 9am Monday morning. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03jz1hn

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 23:28

Equal societies

Prof Richard Wilkinson spoke at Birmingham's Fairbrum event yesterday.  I know many people here have read The Spirit Level - probably everybody - but here's the slide set from yesterday's talk which may contain information not in the book (so now you know I haven't read it).  

It was a really interesting presentation, sadly curtailed by the Chair who felt it necessary to invite Qs even though the audience clearly wanted Prof Wilkinson to reach the conclusion he plainly hadn't…

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Posted on July 11, 2013 at 18:32

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At 11:03 on June 29, 2011, Alan Thornton said…

Hi Kate,

I wonder if you might be interested in The People's Budget campaign?

Alan

At 11:03 on June 1, 2011, Nick Beddow said…
I couldn't get through - switchboard jammed. Plus couldn't guarantee to keep it clean, given the guest. Still, Radio 4 eh - very middle clarrrsss :)
At 7:58 on May 24, 2011, Nick Beddow said…
hi Kate, how's things in Brum ?
 
 
 

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