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Uber-Capitalist David Brooks Champions Compassion and Caring over Individualism

At least a dozen of the posts in this blog have been devoted to either de-bunking David Brooks’ columns or pointing out the paradoxes in his positions. 560 more words

Different class

Often it’s the smallest things that catch us off guard, stirring up old memories and reminding us of our former selves. A childhood friend from Manchester – let’s call her Brenda – telephones one evening to arrange a visit. 546 more words


Economic theory and practical lessons for measuring equal opportunities

I’ve written a working paper based upon a presentation I made in January 2015 to a workshop on “Inequality of Opportunity” held by the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. 603 more words

Social Mobility

Ignoring Refugees Contribute to Terrorism Abroad… Ignoring Poverty COULD Lead to Home Grown Terrorism

I’ve been reading and commenting on lots of articles in the NYTimes about the refugee crisis… and I am distressed about the silence on offering ANY help to the refugees where they are currently re-settled. 720 more words

Revolution or submission- Imposter Syndrome Mark 2

I thought it was time to dig a little deeper with the imposter syndrome.

In the first post I discussed some of my own experiences of this when I first moved to London. 425 more words

Organisational Behaviour

The NEW Dominant Paradigm: Standardized Testing as the Be All and End All of Schooling

Diane Ravitch wrote a post yesterday reporting the bad news: according to Education Week the Senate and House are about to pass legislation re-authorizing No Child Left Behind. 313 more words

Robert Putnam: Closing the Opportunity Gap

I went to a talk on ‘Closing the Opportunity Gap’ by Robert Putnam, renowned political scientist and Harvard professor, at the RSA recently. He came to talk to us about the subject of his most recent book, … 644 more words