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Seminar: Austerity and the role of the state

Despite the challenges of the tube strike, we had a fantastic meeting on 8th July and a lively and thought-provoking discussion.

Introduction

Sally began the seminar, explaining that the current plans for public sending will involve substantial cuts – far beyond those already seen – taking Government spending to the lowest level as a proportion of national income since before the war. 419 more words

Universal Services

Northern Lights: Computers and Banks in Nordic Countries

ICT the Nordic Way and European Savings Banks

by J. Carles Maixé-Altés (maixe@udc.es) Universidad da Coruña

Abstract: This paper discusses the world industry of savings banks, a genuine world collaborative consortium, through which, from the 1950s, the International Savings Banks Institute (nowadays, the World Savings Banks Institute and European Savings Banks Group) was highly active in introducing ICT to retail banking.

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Business History

How Spring Training became an essential part of baseball

Every March millions of fans flock to Arizona and Florida and it’s not just because of the weather conditions. In fact it has little to do with the weather. 1,568 more words

Baseball

The feeling's mutual, isn't it?

Written in mid-2013 I was compelled to pen this article as I witnessed the Coalition Government’s creation of public-service mutuals going awry, with many of the new mutuals created resembling private sector businesses rather than the employee-owned and run organisations that had been mooted. 458 more words

Welsh social businesses make ‘Top 300’ list

Would you be surprised to know that the latest edition of a list, charting Wales’ top 300 firms, contains a number of companies that are, in some way, social businesses? 588 more words

Co-operatives

The cooperative world in 2014

The folk at the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprise who each year labour to produce the World Co-operative Monitor have taken advantage of the Quebec coop summit to launch the 2014 edition there today. 190 more words

Co-operatives

The mutual that never was, part II

There’s a mucky little story about what is happening to one of the government’s so-called ‘mutuals’ in today’s Financial Times.

The privatisation of the Civil Service pension administration to a new ‘mutual joint venture’ known as MyCSP was always a controversial affair, as I… 108 more words

Social Enterprise