I was inspired to write this as a result of reading Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth. I was hoping it would help me understand the subject (beyond my O Level 2), and a quick peek at a review told me it was written in a really good and understandable style. It was fun too. The Neoliberal script that economists have been using
Owen Jones has written an article this week in the Guardian calling on Jeremy Corbyn to stand down. I take what Jones says seriously but I think he is wrong. Some may dismiss what Jones says by attacking the man and not the argument. Jones himself anticipates this - “The party’s warring factions now refuse to accept that differing opinions are expressed in good faith - there have to be
Water is Wet, Red roses are red and Politicians lie to us, we expect them to, it has become the norm, and we have become so well-conditioned, that we just don’t care anymore. Luckily, my family were all out at the gym last night because I was watching the TV news coverage of the Conservative party budget in the UK yesterday, and getting rather animated at the TV set. If
I am trying to find out how the UK got itself so badly bent out of shape, particularly over Brexit. I cannot believe that a system as robust, albeit bent, as the UK parliamentary system let itself get caught on the hop the way it did. We know that Cameron promised a vote on Europe and we know that he did so because UKIP were blowing smoke up his arse….