I can’t get this out of my head.

The Weimar Republic were heavily in debt to the US. After the Wall Street crash, debts had to be called in quickly. Chaos ensued. It was not the printing money at the root of hyperinflation and I know why it’s a kind of Godwin’s law. The Eurocrisis will cause wider shocks. I don’t know how…

Mr Miliband. A message

The working class are not racist. You are. And the culture around you. You measure responses to YOUR news cycle to prove our racism. You do this to fill airwaves so austerity packaged however can exploit and exacerbate identified inequality, without discussion. The approach which just tanked the economy. Stop projecting it onto us and…

New Media Privilege

This generation have a unique privilege. We get to live through history, record it without editorial restriction and say we couldn’t stop what you were doing, but we knew it was bollocks at the time and we said so and explained why. In an age where history turns over in weeks that is quite the…

Evidence based policy making…

Read this, the guy who recommended that we just have the ability to sack at will, was making recommendations he pulled out of the air. WHo’d a thunk it. My favourite line in this article is ‘But there were more than 20 recommendations, most of which have been implemented and that wouldn’t have happened if…

Saving for Christmas

It isn’t July, and I have been saving for christmas for about two months. Most people I know save from about now, pick up presents, or put money away. I use a credit union, it means this year by the time December comes I wont have to find extra money for food, or presents and…

Limbo

This summer is very strange. We haven’t had any sun really, but the days feel as heavy as those which require t-shirts and sun cream. It is quite a strange experience to be in a country, with no government, on the edge of crisis. The news isn’t the news, it’s the thing you bring up…

Labour and Immigration

I am not sure what the shock is. Days before Andre Brevik massacred young Labour party members in Norway, Labour were flying the Blue Labour flag. The accidentally fascist ideology invented by Maurice Glasman to blame immigrants, women, and benefit claimants, so that deleveraging could be done by stealth. The lesson learned here was drop…