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A Worthy Project: Tom Tomorrow's Kickstarter

For the past 25 years, since long before The Daily Show, Tom Tomorrow (aka Dan Perkins) has been publishing a brilliant, often snarky take on politics in a comic strip called… 121 more words


The Pint's Half-Full! On knowledge, freedom, and unravelling hegemony, Part Two: Unravelling Hegemony

From the psychology of pint-buying to a political theory of hegemony

In the previous post, my curious discovery that I couldn’t say with certainty why I acted the way I did regarding buying drinks in pubs led me to question the nature and limits of knowledge and how that relates to our freedom. 1,612 more words


Trump Is the Poison His Party Concocted - Tim Egan, The New York Times

The adults patrolling the playpen of Republican politics are appalled that we’ve become a society where it’s O.K. to make fun of veterans, to call anyone who isn’t rich a loser, to cast an entire group of newly arrived strivers as rapists and shiftless criminals. 48 more words

Politics And Economics

National Insurance: the Telegraph is looking for original ideas

The Daily Telegraph reports that the Conservatives are considered ending National Insurance contributions, combining them with income tax in an integrated ‘earnings tax’.   George Osborne actually announced this in… 400 more words

Social Security

Chicago’s Plan to Change Pension Benefits Ruled Unconstitutional- NYT

Hamden, CT,  Hold your breath.

Chicago’s Plan to Change Pension Benefits Ruled Unconstitutional

The ruling by Judge Rita Novak is seen as a setback to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to rein in costs, and the city is expected to appeal. 6 more words

Politics And Economics

Labour: it's not about 'left' or 'right'

It’s been suggested that, by flirting with the policies of the ‘left’, Labour risks repeating its long journey through the wilderness in the 1980s.  Labour did have problems at the time.  457 more words

Politics And Economics

Unsustainable welfare spending?

Writing, however implausibly, in the Guardian, George Osborne appeals to Labour MPs to support his welfare reform, and offers up some statistics as evidence. 327 more words

Social Security