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My ideas for Occupy

A quick glance at the Guardian website yesterday shows that the Occupy protesters at St Pauls are calling out for suggestions.   I haven’t had a chance to look at anything being suggested yet, but am really pleased to see the … Continue reading

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Conference season – what a shambles

The round of party political conferences is drawing to a close.  What are the key messages that came across to me?  The LibDems are depressed.  They are fed up with the position they find themselves in, but can no longer … Continue reading

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An economic history lesson (courtesy of Philip B Smith and Manfred Max-Neef)

“The people are everywhere anxious to not be dominated or oppressed, and the powerful are out to dominate and oppress the people”, Machiavelli, The Prince. Claude Lefort sees the conflict between the people and the powerful as one that can … Continue reading

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Budget Smudget

Let’s bring the tax talk up to date for a while.  Wednesday’s budget, would according to George Osborne bring in an extra £1bn a year by tackling tax avoidance. George’s budget claims to be a plan for growth, a key … Continue reading

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