March 4th, 2013, No Comments
What they teach you in England if you have to go on one of those mandatory re-education classes for the unemployed: how to wipe your bum.
September 12th, 2012, No Comments
Worried about the economy but not sure what exactly the problem is? Tried to educate yourself but it’s all too hard? Help is at hand, with the business Insider’s Complete Guide To America’s Jobs Crisis And The Failure Of Monetary Policy Using Animated Gifs. If nothing else you can enjoy the pop culture references.
July 19th, 2012, No Comments
On how the ECB is not allowed to learn from its mistakes: So: Irelandâ€™s critical error was to protect legacy bondholders who were completely stuck (the money was long since lent), but now that Ireland made that error, we canâ€™t let Spain come up with a better policy because then there would be questions about […]
May 1st, 2012, No Comments
From MeFi comes this handy linklist about social security, with which to refute the rightwing myths about it going broke: Hereâ€™s what Social Security is not: going broke; a Ponzi scheme; expected to stop paying out benefits in your lifetime; bankrupting our nation or future generations.
March 23rd, 2012, No Comments
But itâ€™s something else living in a working neighbourhood, which in normal times flails along with its collective head just above the water, being gradually and through the systematic application of government policy suffering a kind of collective punishment; and the organic commerce which had evolved to serve it beginning to go down with it. […]
March 19th, 2012, No Comments
But I pointed out to him that the money the Irish people were repaying by accepting decreases in government spending and increases in taxes was simply going to the central bank and from there it was being destroyed. I explained that what had happened was that the central bank had created a load of new […]
November 30th, 2011, No Comments
Today public sector workers in the UK are on strike. According to a BBC poll, the majority of the British public supports them: An opinion poll commissioned by BBC News suggests 61% of people believe public sector workers are justified in going on strike over pension changes. [...] Younger people, it also suggests, are considerably […]
November 18th, 2011, No Comments
The work experience programme set up by the ConDem government is a scam where large companies get free employees at the taxpayer’s expense it turns out, to the surprise of absolutely no-one. Meanwhile the people suckered into it get no experience, take the place of people who’d actually be paid to stack shelves and are […]
November 17th, 2011, No Comments
Mark Ames shows were certain of Greece’s new ministers are coming from: See the guy in the photo there, dangling an ax from his left hand? Thatâ€™s Greeceâ€™s new â€œMinister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networksâ€ Makis Voridis captured back in the 1980s, when he led a fascist student group called â€œStudent Alternativeâ€ at the University […]