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economics

Missing the point of the Independence Debate?

On Thursday the 18th September the Scottish people go to the polls to vote in the Independence Referendum and at the time of writing it seems the vote is pretty much split down the middle and apparently it is too … Continue reading

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Priorities

Although I suppose there is no direct correlation nevertheless at the same time George Osborne announces plans to take another £12.5 billion out of the welfare budget the Government find the time to award an MBE to David Cameron’s hairdresser! … Continue reading

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Big companies not paying small companies on time

It comes as no surprise to me that the voluntary code that requires large companies not to endanger small businesses and thereby the wider economy by getting them to pay their suppliers on time, has failed. See this BBC article for … Continue reading

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Public or Private – who serves who?

Whether services are run by the Public or the Private sector is usually argued on the basis of which is more efficient. But whilst it is always important to constantly strive for efficiency, it is not clear to me that … Continue reading

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Modern Capitalism – the myth of efficiency

I was thinking just yesterday as I sat staring aimlessly out of the window wondering whether the postman was going to come or not, with actually no easy way of knowing, how totally destructive the so called free-market is and … Continue reading

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Socialist Economic Bulletin: Why ‘austerity’ and what is the alternative

A great article on austerity and the alternatives. Socialist Economic Bulletin: By Michael Burke

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Ed Balls says he will stick with Osborne’s spending plans

So what is the point of voting for Labour then? This is clearly an example of the fact that the voters in this Country do not have a democratic choice – vote for any of them and you get the … Continue reading

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