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Austerity Myth Busters

In reality the last Labour government raised public spending as a share of total spending in the British Economy just a little, from 38% to just under 41% by the eve of the financial crisis in 2007. The latter is … Continue reading

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We’re all in it together!?

The share of national income held by the top 1% reached 14.3% in 2005. It is likely to be as high as 17% today. This is more than double the share they took in the mid 1970’s, when the top … Continue reading

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The Last Vacation Of Christ – You couldn’t make this shit up!

Honestly, you’ve got to look at the link below. The Holy Land Experience is a bible theme park!!! The Orlando attraction features twice daily crucifictions, singing Centurions and a replica of herod’s Temple (ATM’s conveniently located nearby). Not just for … Continue reading

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We’re All In This Together!?

In 2000, average earnings for the chief executive of a top FTSE 100 company were £900,000 a year, a remarkable 47 times the average salary in Britain (£19k). By 2010 FTSE 100 executives were on a average income of £2.3m … Continue reading

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UK Bank Bail Out = 93.5% of UK National Debt

Confused and frustrated by much of the public discourse around debts, deficits and cuts I decided to do a bit of research of my own. This is where I got to: Most financial commentators have come to the consensus that … Continue reading

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Cuts and riots: they’re linked!

See this article in today’s Guardian for research linking government austerity with civil unrest. The research paper the Guardian article was based on, Austerity & Anarchy: Budget Cuts and Social Unrest in Europe 1919-2009, can be found here.

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Equality Trust Proves Link between Inequality And Violent Crime!

The Equality Trust have published a fantastic report identifying the link between inequality and violent crime. The PDF is here.

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