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Strikes in Vietnam

Kaxton Siu of the Australian National University and Anita Chan of the University of Technology, Sydney have a new paper at our website entitled “Strike Wave in Vietnam, 2006–2011.” 173 more words

You won't hear Gideon boasting about this

You won’t hear Chancellor George Osborne boasting about the biggest drop in living standards since the war

The young have been hurt the most by the recession. 31 more words


(What's Left of) Our Economy: Bad News on the Crucial Productivity Front

Productivity growth is universally lauded by the economics, business, and political worlds as any country’s best hope for healthy expansion and rising living standards. How odd, then, that… 546 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

LibDem/Tory Employment Policy? Hire, fire, doff your cap to the squire!

Today, July 10th, more than 1,000,000 firemen, teachers, civil servants and public sector workers will be on strike.

Frustrated by the Lib Dem/Tory Coalition’s decision to make them bear the brunt of their austerity policies, these workers have said enough is enough. 616 more words

Tory/LibDem Policies

Equality, Fairness and British Values - Sadiq Khan addressing GMB on Labour's vision.

This week Sadiq Khan staked out Labour’s pitch on equality in a speech he delivered to the GMB
- on economic equality
– on power equality… 2,267 more words

Labour Party

Labour is forcing a vote on raising the Minimum Wage - sign up to support us

Today in Parliament Labour will be forcing a vote on the Minimum Wage.

Labour will be asking MPs to vote to ensure that the Minimum Wage rises faster than average earnings until 2020. 83 more words

Labour Party

On America's "Great Stagnation"

This posting will briefly discuss the historically weak growth since the end of the 2007-2009 “Great Recession” (though a greater period of time, reaching into the 2000’s or “aughts” or even further back, can also be included in the definition).   1,456 more words

Economic Growth