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Use Your Loaf

By Stewart Bremner

Picture it, if you will. I am standing in a short shop queue waiting my turn to be served, when a man runs past me at full tilt, dropping something as he goes. 874 more words

Austerity Britain

Chris Philp - Time to dish the dirt on this free market fanatic waging war on the poor

Chris Philp is set to become MP for Croydon South at the next general election.  He is effectively being given a job for life and as such we need to start to understand exactly what that means. 279 more words


The Long-Term Downward Trend in Federal Government Employment Has Continued Under Obama

A.  The Long-Term Downward Trend in Federal Government Employment

Previous posts on this blog have reported on the fall in total government employment (federal, state, and local) during Obama’s presidential term, in stark contrast to the increases seen… 1,282 more words

Fiscal Issues


This post was occasioned by a confluence of two events. I recently finished Carl Smith’s wonderful book City Water, City Life: Water and the Infrastructure of Ideas in Urbanizing Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago,  1,147 more words

In The News

Austerity Day 1 (so far)

Here’s what it looks like:

  • Couldn’t find an open work shift to pick up.
  • Plowing through season 2 of Game of Thrones on loan from the BF.
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The Choice, or the illusion of one? General Election 2015

I was invited today to attend a Labour speech featuring the Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, who was there to discuss ‘the choice’ facing UK voters in next years general election, a Labour future versus the Tory threat. 948 more words

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