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Who stands behind the icon Nelson Mandela?
For our take on the 'recovery'
Q: Is there a proper way to iron a dress shirt and slacks? A:
What does it offer to anyone at all outside the M25 golden zone.Tory voter land kept fat on the austerity of the north.
If you are even slightly interested in bitcoin, you must read everything in by
Slavoj Zizek on Mandela's socialist failure.
. Football. Politics. Business. We seem to struggle to think and act upon the long term in this country.
Fuck all? ": What does George Osborne's growth offer the young? | Aditya Chakrabortty ()”
BBC News - The former interns battling to change the culture of US work
A computer hacking victim thanks for his startling, watershed speech.
What's the right slant for your story? has some ideas in "Episodia"
“We expected that one day something like this would happen..”
Tax dodging and privatisation, both justified by claims of 'investment' - The I Word
My long-running forecast that Miliband will replace Balls with Darling next autumn has a new backer, Peter Oborne
Our film on perceptions vs reality of inequality has now been viewed on youtube 45,000!
Snowden and Greenwald: How two alienated (really?) angry (?) geeks broke the story of the year
Financial system serves itself rather than the needs of the economy, says on video VIDEO
If Balls was, then the public doesn't think so
Interesting: In future more journos likely to perch elsewhere, like academia, says reports
The kind of managerial&shareholder capitalism ... has not been delivering for large parts of the world’s population.
"Under-35s don't want to talk to someone" - on the future of financial advice
Bravo. RT : Go ahead, politicize Mandela
“The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to the dream.” —Joan Didion
Patrick Drum was tired of seeing sex offenders hurt children. So he decided to kill them.
Opinion: Britain’s needlessly slow recovery
this essay keeps getting steady traffic, about how disrupting things isn't available to everyone.
Read (or listen to) 's tribute to Nelson Mandela
Michael Roberts, The UK's great Autumn recovery
How to Store and Maintain Your Suit
Here’s an open secret: this festive season, the smart money’s on the reissue lists. Check out our top 50 picks:
“: Listen 2 speech Nelson Mandela gave before he was sentenced 2 life in prison: ”
Panathinaikos rallies its Green troops successfully
The NYT obit for Nelson Mandela, "an international emblem of dignity and forbearance," by .
Nelson Mandela, South African Icon of Peaceful Resistance, Is Dead
Gov originally planned ongoing sales of new loans. But had to abandon that idea. So why is BIS source suggesting they could?
*muse* does the OBR have any core forecasting skills other than drawing straight lines on graphs? See also ‘DfT traffic predictions’
10 ways to make your video go viral, by , who did just that:
In which I suggest is trying to tell us something important, though I doubt they'll agree w my interpretation.
Spending on public services at pre-1948 levels in 2018: silly or scary? Both, but not in the way you might expect.
100 isn't just for beginners - it's for all skill levels! has been playing cello for many years
How about a more substantial debate about the state of the British economy? By
did you get a chance to read Patnaik's 2011 piece (HT )
Relevant to stagnation conundrum
NYT Bestselling Author Dan Ariely talks about your irrational behavior -- and why it can be a *good* thing
That was from an anti- piece from the snarky types at . Snark=Fun
Osborne: Total number of jobs to rise by 400,000 this year. More from at
This is good on smarm vs snark and one day when I've retired I'll read all of it
Osborne's missed jobs opportunity: read 's chief economist Tony Dolphin in
Business investment forecasts are down. As is government investment this year. That means the recovery now relies more on consumer spending.
Even with growth up, wage forecasts are down. The typical worker may now earn £3,000 a year less in 2018 than 2009:
See Beverley Searle's piece on 'wealth-fare'
and picked up in Guardian:
Look at what Goldman Sachs (legally) did democracy in Greece. Think about that.
Struggle to see how Osborne's "charter for budget responsibility" is anything other than a stunt. Parliaments cannot bind their successors.
Striking that there were no too clever by half measures on cost of living by Osborne, Lynton Crosby will be pleased
60K more people a year going to uni is a lot of people. government is gambling that in long term it is paid for by higher productivity
Deci-Balls RT : In press briefing, says:"It was very very loud. I'm not going to allow 300 Tory mps to drown me out"
Low blow - now I'm being accused of being post-modern. Gnashing of teeth.
Diary of an estate agent: Fitzrovia agent has a week filled with glamorous fashion shoots...
nuggets: OBR says business investment will +5.1% in 2014, though -5.5% in 2013. Such an instant reversal of corporate savings!
"The Virtues of Our Vices: A Modest Defense of Gossip, Rudeness, and Other Bad Habits" Emrys Westacott
Protest continues at University College London.Good Twitter coverage from student mag
I just can't get over what a stunning piece of work this package on Golden Dawn is. Unmissable.
Econ & thought repression hand-in-hand everywhere MT The University is Dead
Autumn Statement 2013: Coalition accused of rewriting history
Blog on Household Sector Financial Balance - - sounds boring, actually tells us a lot about growth model.
Tonight: David Madden (LSE) speaks on Public Housing in a Private Time: NYCHA and neoliberalism, Urban Salon, UCL 6pm
Putting unbalanced nature of recovery to one side, had some good ideas on NEETs as acknowledges
Georgian streets, horse drawn carriages, ice-skating...could this be the most romantic Christmas experience in the UK?
Trending: Premier Inn £25 rooms Christmas sale starts tomorrow
Cover Story: The rise and fall of BlackBerry: An oral history |
We are scrapping employers’ National Insurance for under-21s. Up to £813 per week (equivalent to the higher tax rate).
Good article by BBC Business on why energy prices have risen
"Danny Alexander: there's nothing in this statement that Liberal Democrats disagree with. ” Public should remember this in 2015!!
A comprehensive monograph celebrating the visual art of musician Brian Eno. Visual Music (2013) [PDF, ePub]:
RT : China about to expel all NYT + Bloomberg correspondents from China. Biden raised issue with Xi.
A house price warning from the OBR - prices will be *10%* higher by 2017 than they thought. Gulp.
The slowest recovery for over a hundred years, says
"98% of volunteers reported that sex felt more fun than jogging"
five annual budget surpluses since 1980 - it's pure fantasy. Naturally Ed Balls has already hopped on this bandwagon as well.
Chancellor: “Britain’s moving again; let’s keep going”
Employer NICS abolished for under 21s. Powerful incentive for employment of youth unemployed.
Osborne: Train fares will be flat in real terms, rather than inflation+1%.
“We are going to keep average [rail] fares flat in real terms”
Halving tax on dirty fracking projects? Madness, especially when oil & gas tax breaks last year already at £2bn
Linking married tax allowance to personal allowance is interesting politics. Each time Lib Dems raise PTA theyll raise married tax allowance
Osborne is riding to the rescue of the Big Six energy firms on the backs of the fuel poor:
On married couples tax allowance see RF analysis of who gains and who loses out
Labour's business rate policy would be worth £2000 for some firms:
i understand that CGT will only apply to those properties purchased by non-resi post Apr-15.
£1,000 discount on rates for small shops, re-occupation relief for those taking on empty shops
"The rise of West German wage inequality" via see
Labour called for business rates cut, now govt boasts of 2% rise. Once again Ministers are struggling to play catch-up & falling short.
Risky move making film tax relief more generous - film has traditionally been a bastion of tax avoidance schemes...
Increase in business rates to be capped at 2% from next April.
Praise yet again for the employee model used by John Lewis - they're about to cut pension benefits!
The great Universal Credit disaster … and what it tells us about IDS
George Osborne: "We have the highest number of disadvantaged young people applying for University ever."
No, Gideon, a "culture of worklessness becomes entrenched" when the rich hoard profits, contributing neither taxes nor investment.
Worth noting today that the average age of the Tory Party membership is 68
Pointedly says he supports free school meals for first three years. Lib Dems claim Gove fought it
16-17 yr olds will lose benefits if they refuse traineeships and apprenticeships, or do not turn up
Great to see employers get more control over from - need to get the detail right
Once again, Osborne misleading on CGT for overseas buyers - lots already pay (eg French). His new tax will be on new gains post-2015
New Higgs research centre in Edinburgh, because Osborne says 'science is a personal priority'
"Invest in quantum technology"to bend the laws of space & time so a failure to close the deficit by 2015 becomes a success come 2019
Nike unveils the Kobe Prelude pack designed in anticipation of the Kobe 9 Elite's release...
Non-UK residents to pay capital gains tax if they sell UK properties
Binding vote on fiscal charter might have something to do with this (via ):
It's the SAME generation, same people, that won't get to retire early...
Great story....How Newspapers Wrote About the Internet in 1988
An average 65 year old man in Kensington & Chelsea can expect to live a further 23 years, in Glasgow it is only 14 years.
Autumn Statement 2013 - Pensions: Raise £2.95 per week next year...
George Osborne now set to borrow £198.5bn more than planned at the time of his first Spending Review
Osborne protects pensioners - no repeat of that Granny tax business. Raising pension age affects younger people less likely to vote Tory
Housing benefits in cap? So Osborne thinks house prices *not* cyclical, now?
Will new OBR Charter allow it to audit manifesto tax & spending commitments as has proposed? Or is Osborne still blocking that?
Interesting outlook RT ": Here's how Osborne's growth projections compare with his old ones:- "
Lots of talk about stronger fiscal framework. Updated charter of budgetary responsibility to be voted on before election. Big politics.
New Charter for Budget Responsibility to be presented to Parliament and voted on Autumn Statement 2014
Ye Gods - balanced budgeting is to be built into law - economic
Real household disposable income per head has fallen by 1.7% since David Cameron came to office
Looks like obr has put growth down to faster recovery, little impact on structural state of finances
OBR 2010 forecast deficit of £63bn. Instead it's £111bn - 75% higher than 2010 OBR forecast
New official (OBR) prediction that deficit cleared & budget in surplus by 2018/9
A "small surplus" in 2019. So that is when our stock of debt peaks. Unless we return to deficit the following year ...
Here are the jobs replacing public sector work: 4 out of 5 pay less than £7.95/hour; part-time; zero-hour; "self-unemployed" people
Osborne using his smoke & mirrors again on real disposable income:
Important to say that as OBR wage forecasts have come down, employment ones have come up. Watch both today.
ComRes/ITV News Index: 6 in 10 think rich wd benefit 'more than poor' if Tories win
FT's economics editor joins intergenerational unfairness brigade. Youngsters grt burden on me so far
Also need courses that include financial crises. Spoke to students this wk whose bks said "all recessions caused by inflation".
Why a budget surplus is the last thing we need | Tax Research UK
As an economic briefing before the Autumn Statement, you won't find better than this from my colleague Mat Whittaker:
Osborne discovers the multiplier – and gets it badly wrong | Tax Research UK
Ben UFO names 13 of his favourite records: And also sheds some light on, among other things, the curation proc...
What entrepreneurs want to see in 's autumn statement via
Autumn Statement: A Checklist Guide
Rose George travels in the sewers
'Her Anti-Aircraft Guns': Lorna Scott Fox on Clarice Lispector
'Booze and Fags' by
Like Dead Elvis and Dead Marilyn, Dead Orson is very much with us:
'Lament': a poem by Thom Gunn
'Haute Booboisie': Wendy Lesser on H.L. Mencken
George Osborne will proclaim that a budget surplus is in sight for the first time since the millennium
Goldman Sachs Suggests London Consider A World Without Goldman Sachs
On Saturday, I’ll be supporting - because our local communities wouldn’t be the same without them.
EPSRC leading on £270m (over 5 yrs) new investment in quantum technology announced by the Chancellor.
Private equity firm sells Cambridge Education Group to private equity firm for nearly £200m
New post:Fitness to work test,WCA for ESA discriminating against those with mental health conditions
Good chart on financing needs of countries in 2014 & 2015
'Memories of the Major administration: what growth can look like and why it is not enough'
The below article is from BME pioneers issue. Here's our contribution on Asian contribution to NHS
Hi. Given your excellent piece on applied R&D you may find this interesting
Food poverty in the UK. What kind of society do we want?
Brilliant by on why we should we wary of emulating Asia on the educational front.
fascinating article. Our research with white working class communities is in Blackley, so it is of particular interest. Thanks
'Cutting funds for green energy today would be like cutting funds for Spitfires in 1939,' as Tim Yeo MP once said. Where's that white flag?
My column: George Osborne must remember that he is the guardian of our taxes, not their rightful owner
How to Wear It: Dark-On-Dark
Veteran DJ/producer and boss DJ Koze plays with house, techno, and more in his exclusive XLR8R podcast:
RT : Here, from Goldman, is the composition of Chinese debt by type.
Men, it's time to ditch the going-out shirt.
European history revisited and Martin Wolf's lucid analysis of security risks in East Asia via
The best thing about ' Selfish Gene piece is the discourse it has created about genetics. (1/2)
one of my favourites for dinner...lemongrass & coconut prawns...absolutely delicious!
My interview on anarchist radio show on infiltration of undercover spies in political groups
DC, tonight, I'm in a Wonkblog basic income debate with . Join us!
Superb. “: article on movement failing without a compelling vision ”
We made an animated gif to accompany our pre-Autumn Stmt brief. What £15bn could get you
INFOGRAPHIC: What you could do with £15bn structural surplus Osborne is targeting in 2017/18
Seven ideas for the Autumn Statement
The UN has been called in to resolve another international dispute -who invented polo? reports from Tehran:
A GQ masterclass on nailing the season’s freshest style moves:
How to tell if your knees are going. Use our DIY physiotherapy to test for weakness and unlock your axis of power
Who is really behind Michael Gove's big education ideas? via
"How Ed Miliband can continue to make the political weather" - strong piece from
This is the sound of consumer democracy . . . dying a slow and painful death.
My column on the supply side revolution desperately needed to sustain the bounce in the UK economy
Here's me from Feb on accounting for the new self-employed
Free download for essay collection 'poverty: can it be eradicated?' *spoiler* the answer is yes.
Former Labour Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton warns on the Government's collective DC plans in today's
Best Songs of 2013
5. "The Wire"
2. "Started From The Bottom"
Whether you think gentrification is good or bad, it can't be the way of improving most neighbourhoods. There just aren't enough rich people!
Productivity still determines workers' compensation in the UK: if correct, this study is hugely important via
still think that John Birt is key to understanding Britain in the 90s ...
Blogpost: poetry, prices and efficiency :
Cameron's "enterprise culture" in action: self-employed workers' earnings fall by 1/3
this paper suggests the equity premium is smaller than previously estimated: . May be of interest.
M'learned colleague dissects the Autumn Statement and finds the Chancellor wanting:
I talked to the very excellent about her media diet
Jon Stewart and The Best F#@king News Team Ever return tonight with all new episodes! 11/10c.
Live like Posh & Becks, in Holland Park - for £26,500,000. Apply .
How To Buy Clothing Guides – 11 Checklists To Help You Shop Smarter For Menswear
Couldn't possibly have black and poor people hanging around in public spaces if you're going to flog a thousand Zone 1 homes on top of it.
: The Riots of the Underclass? stigmatisation & disadvantage in neoliberal Britain
No, no, no, fuck off, E&C shopping centre is great, and it doesn't need to become "South Village" – gross, gross.
The description of Empson soup quoted here means I will definitely buy the LRB memoir anthology via
Great piece on the site today by on a One Nation economy