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Theory Talks. Democracy Now! Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names. London Review of Books · 11 April 2013. The Automatic Earth.

Dark Optimism. Transition Town Brixton: Supporting transition to a sustainable Brixton. Resilient Wandsworth, Resilient People. Blogs - Adam Curtis. World. Cognitive Policy Works. The Nation. New Left Review - NLR 79, January-February 2013. Harper's Magazine. Environment. Latest voluntary sector news and jobs. TomDispatch.

ZNet Top. Welcome to ZCommunications.

ZNet Top

The site has ZNet and ZMag content, topic and place pages under the Focuses link in the top menu - reading lists and whole books, debates, interviews, multimedia, Blogs, Forums, comments, a Store, Sustainer program, WISC, and more. Relating to Z To participate more deeply and generally in ZCommunications, please become a Sustainer. Sustainers who log in will see "+ New" in the black band at the top. Use that to add a blog post. You can Help Z in many ways, one time donations, becoming a Sustainer, using our Store, enrolling in our School, etc. If you have ideas or problems please send them to sysop@zmag.org. The New York Review of Books. Le Monde diplomatique - English edition.

News Unspun - A look behind the reporting. On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero. News. Home. Ideas everywhere. Duck of Minerva. Dear all, I'm currently the program chair for ISA Midwest 2014.

Duck of Minerva

The conference will take place from November 7th to 9th at the Hilton Ballpark in St. Louis. This is a fabulous conference - one I'd really recommend for all scholars but one that is especially inviting for junior scholars. Here is the call for proposals: Continue reading. Global Dashboard - Blog covering International affairs and global risks...

ActionAid research and publications. Free African Media. Aid and debt research. Dougald's Blog. World business, finance, and political news from the Financial Times. DFID Bloggers. Thomson Reuters Foundation Homepage - Trust.org. Weekend Magazine: news, features and interviews from the Financial Times. Global Development Professionals Network. Guardian development network. IPPR Director Nick Pearce blogs from the heart of progressive thinking in Britain. The Labour leadership is evidently never going to accept that pre-crash overspending was responsible for the deficit, and with good reason.

IPPR Director Nick Pearce blogs from the heart of progressive thinking in Britain

Under Labour, the UK entered the recession with a structural current deficit of only 0.6 per cent of GDP. With hindsight – and few people were calling for this at the time – it clearly would have been prudent to run a small surplus in the years leading up to the crash. But Labour’s real fiscal mistake was consistently to overestimate the growth in tax revenues during this period. It mistook the buoyancy of revenues from the housing market and the City for a secure and sustainable tax base. When the accumulated asset and debt bubbles finally burst, revenues from these sectors collapsed.

The UK’s volatile tax base explains the size of its deficit relative to other countries that experienced a similar loss of economic output in the first phase of the financial crisis. Africa is a Country. UK and Worldwide News. Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian. The challenges of water governance in the 21st century. Digital Marketing Blog. How these five ecommerce stores can improve their checkouts Writing on this blog affords me a rare opportunity to talk positively and constructively about things that I care about.

Digital Marketing Blog

Which makes a change from the usual negative bile I spew on other websites and at home. We have a responsibility to offer guidance, tips and best practice to help improve everyone’s digital experiences and we love highlighting examples that we think will offer inspiration. I don’t think we’ve ever said “Brand X sucks”, at least not without offering constructive criticism or highlighting where things could be improved. But when we’re researching certain topics, as I was doing last week when investigating whether top UK retailers use guest checkouts it’s difficult not to be frustrated with poor user experiences and thoughtless design.

This article is designed to show how a few of the poorer checkouts I’ve experienced could be improved, with just a few simple tweaks. Read more... Read more... It doesn't look good. New Internationalist.