Austerity measures are used by governments to reduce budget deficits and government debt. Typically, governments achieve this by implementing a number of policies that simultaneously reduce spending while raising revenues. 235 more words
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Greek people queue to enter a soup kitchen run by the Orthodox church in Athens. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters
There’s an expression in Greek: “Πουλάει τρέλα” — He’s selling craziness, literally, which is used when it seems like someone is acting like they don’t get it, or don’t understand, or didn’t see, or didn’t notice, in order to escape some kind of responsibility : 378 more words
A 93 year old Wellington man who fell & broke his hip, left alone by Free Ambulance staff & told to call his own doctor!
The stunning result of the British elections last week heralds a sea-change in the country’s politics. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn energized a new layer of younger voters to enter into the political process, pushing up Labour’s vote to 40 percent of a greatly increased participation rate and winning 30 seats away from the Tories. 1,162 more words