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Glad we didn't vote!!??

So Loli was re-elected as mayor of Acalá del Valle. Last weekend there were local elections in Spain and even in small places like Alcalá, but also villages much smaller have a Town Hall with a mayor and the whole shebang. 407 more words

Politics And Economics

Paul Krugman attacks one of the major themes of Tom Friedman.

Paul Krugman attacks one of the major themes of Tom Friedman. Round one to Krugman. Can Friedman get up off the mat and reply.

Krugman writes: “You see, writing and talking breathlessly about how technology changes everything might seem harmless, but, in practice, it acts as a distraction from more mundane issues — and an excuse for handling those issues badly. 128 more words

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Newcastle Divided

The English Premier League finished this weekend and one famous old club, Newcastle United, almost found itself relegated from it. Whether they avoided relegation or not, … 1,421 more words

Capitalism

The Labour Party has missed the real trend acting against them - the colossal rise of Individualism

Labour has missed the real trend which is acting against them. It is not the anti-austerity yearning of Scotland, or the anti-immigrant sentiments of the working classes in the North of England. 825 more words

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To govern is not to crush the persons or processes governed, or to dominate them, but to mobilise them toward some ends. (Rose, 2005, p.151)

The meaning behind the words to govern is “to educate, to control, to influence, to guide, to regulate, to administer, to reform, to manage.” (Rose 2005). 924 more words

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Hillary, Jeb, Facebook and Disorder by Tom Friedman; my call for an umemployment tax

I suggest you read Tom Friedman’s column before my comment, posted at the Times:
This writer is deeply worried about the facts and forecasts that Tom Friedman brings forward in yet another excellent column. 82 more words

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Free Trade Is Not the Enemy - William Daley, NYTimes.com

William Daley:  “The economic impact of the deal was immediately undercut by the collapse of the Mexican peso in 1994. But opponents’ predictions of “a giant sucking sound” accompanying the departure of millions of jobs from American workers never materialized, either. 151 more words

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