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JS Mill’s Cauldron Of Ideas

I’m reading a great Dorling Kindersley illustrated book on politics called…. The Politics Book It’s an introduction to politics aimed at 16-18 year olds and is beautifully illustrated by James Graham. It is also got me thinking. The section on … Continue reading

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Power concedes nothing without demand

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon … Continue reading

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The fruits of the earth belong to us all…

You are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all and the earth itself to nobody. Jean-Jacqueline Rousseau

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In the beginning everything was common to all.

In the beginning everything was common to all. Francisco De Vittorio (c.1483-1546)

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What are governments but great bands of robbers?

If justice be taken away, what are governments but great bands of robbers? Augustine of Hippo (354-430 ce)

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Free School And Academies Myth Busters

Myth: Academies and free schools raise standards and outperform local authority schools The first step in any push for an academy or free school is to brand existing local schools as ‘failing’ – and that is the first myth. The … Continue reading

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Myth: The national economy can be run like a household

From ‘Austerity Illusions Debt Delusions‘ from the Centre For Labour Studies. Reality: The Coalition has repeatedly used the metaphor of sticking to a ‘household budget’ to justify drastic cuts. But this is not only a misleading comparison, it is also … Continue reading

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