Featured Blog Posts – September 2017 Archive (3)

Lessons from the Greater Manchester experiment - Local Government Information Unit

In the first of three essays LGiU is publishing on the future of local government, Andrew Walker discusses the Greater Manchester experiment in devolution, lessons learned so far and challenges that remain.…

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Added by joe taylor on September 24, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Book Review: After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality



Book Review: After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality edited by Heather Boushey, J. Bradford DeLong and Marshall Steinbaum

Life expectancy for people living around Canary Wharf is 89 years. For people at Canada Water, the next stop on the Jubilee line, life expectancy is 78 years. The life expectancy gap of eleven years between these two stations is equal to that between Switzerland and Bangladesh or between British women born in 2011 and British…

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Added by Freire Institute on September 21, 2017 at 9:35 — No Comments

Your democracy has just been stolen

Could I have some input on this this one please?

Imagine a government that seized control of the legislature, rewrote the rules, ignored democratic convention and told its people it was in their own best interests.

Those who have done such a thing are a list of the world's most crazed despots: Robert Mugabe, Joseph Stalin,…

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Added by kevin Frayne on September 18, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

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