Category: economics

A question for economies anywhere

I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s.  You know.  Nuclear proliferation.  The Cold War.  Northern Irish terrorism.  Power cuts.  Trades union grandstanding.  Right-wing machinations. The lot. Later, at uni, I was a member of Greenpeace, and the Campaign for…

An end of times ain’t necessarily a time to end

Evgeny Morozov wrote this recently: To say that “the Internet” is our “sharknado” is to accept that the current configuration of practices, services, and conversations – the Internet discourse – already structures how we talk,  what we say and what…

How growth is becoming an economic cancer

I suggested a few months ago that the knowledge society – you remember that wonderful future of intelligent work and fulfilling leisure they once promised us? – had been soundly hijacked by the social web.  I still think the thesis…

I’m no economist, but …

This news, clearly part of a broadening government attack on workforces’ rights, is just the start, isn’t it?  Beginning to move the goalposts, so that in law unfair dismissal is no longer unfair, is only part of a wider process…

Why we’re in the shit we’re in

Apologies for the title.  But reading this article from the Wall Street Journal this morning reveals to me with an evermore greater clarity exactly why we’re in the shit we’re in.  Some choice thoughts from this excellent piece on the…