January 2016 Blog Posts (5)

New Economics Foundation podcast - inequality expert Faiza Shaheen

You will have heard a lot of talk last week about inequality, particularly around a study released by Oxfam to coincide with the World Economic Forum at Davos.

The eye-watering headline was that just 62 people now own as much wealth as half of the…

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Added by joe taylor on January 28, 2016 at 11:17 — 1 Comment

The left must put Britain's EU withdrawal on the agenda - Owen Jones

At first, only a few dipped their toes in the water; then others, hesitantly, followed their lead, all the time looking at each other for reassurance. As austerity-ravaged Greece was placed under what Yanis Varoufakis terms a “postmodern occupation”, its sovereignty overturned and compelled to implement more of the policies that have achieved nothing but economic ruin, Britain’s left is turning against the…

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Added by joe taylor on January 28, 2016 at 7:15 — No Comments

Youth sector consultation findings

Youth Sector Consultation Findings

I'd love to hear what people made of this short power point based paper on a 'wide' consultation about where the young peoples sector should go.

Before doing any sort of comment myself I'd like to throw it out to a wider audience for your thoughts. I'd be particularly interested in your views of the language it is couched…

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Added by Bren Cook on January 26, 2016 at 19:36 — No Comments

Will there be another economic crash in 2016? - New Economics Foundation.

Kirsty Styles asks economist Olivier Vardakoulias from the New Economics Foundation whether the rumours of another economic crash in 2016 are true.

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Added by joe taylor on January 18, 2016 at 17:06 — No Comments

Re-branding Dissent by David Malone

I am one of those who thinks that democracy is being destroyed.  I know its fashionable to play cynical one-upmanship and say – ‘we’ve never had democracy’, or, ‘it was destroyed long ago’,  but that game aside, I think its worth actually thinking about how, many forms of democratic expression, effective dissent and peaceful self-determination are being buried.

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Added by joe taylor on January 3, 2016 at 10:07 — No Comments

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