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Standing on the shoulders of giants

Governments of all stripes across the world have, since the turn towards what are often termed ‘neo-liberal’ policies in the late 1970s, cut taxes for the richest individuals in society, ostensibly to encourage them to engage in more entrepreneurial activity and stop them leaving for lower tax nations. 820 more words

Political Economy

A Court's Intervention: The Ruling to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Leiden, a.d. XII Kal. Sep. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C.,
This year a Dutch court reached the international headlines (Example) when it ruled that the Dutch government had to take measures to ensure the Dutch population would reduce its CO2 emissions with 25% compared to 1990 by 2020 ( 828 more words


Governance and Institutions for Development- Academic Essay.

Kavinda Ratnapala (2015)

In providing a holistic account of the reality surrounding the themes of Governance and Institutions with respect to Development this essay will argue that the terms are highly interconnected and dependent. 1,213 more words


Is the European Commission the EU's most powerful actor?


The European Commission, or Commission for short, is of one the main supranational institutions in the European Union (EU) and has its headquarters in Brussels. 769 more words


Willard Suitcases / Madeline C (update)

I was just speaking with my friend (and the person behind getting me access to the suitcases) Craig Williams.  He thanked me for the post I recently did about Madeline C… 18 more words

Jon Crispin

What Did The Romans Ever Do For Us!?

Leiden, a.d. XIV Kal. Sep. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C.,

I love Romans. I know they were brutal sexist imperialists, who remorselessly butchered and enslaved entire peoples, they had a slave based economy, they had crazy, nay absolutely completely and indubitably lunatic emperors etc. 880 more words


general tso's chicken

Netflix is running a documentary called The Search for General Tso, which is about the origin of a dish called “General Tso’s Chicken.” As you might imagine, the documentary starts with some obvious humor. 212 more words