The austerity delusion. As Oxford’s Simon Wren-Lewis noted, on the very same day that the Centre for Macroeconomics revealed that the great majority of British economists disagree with the proposition that austerity is good for growth, the Telegraph published on its front page a letter from 100 business leaders declaring the opposite.
Why does big business love austerity and hate Keynesian economics? After all, you might expect corporate leaders to want policies that produce strong sales and hence strong profits. I’ve already suggested one answer: scare talk about debt and deficits is often used as a cover for a very different agenda, namely an attempt to reduce the overall size of government and especially spending on social insurance. This has been transparently obvious in the United States, where many supposed deficit-reduction plans just happen to include sharp cuts in tax rates on corporations and the wealthy even as they take away healthcare and nutritional aid for the poor.
Why this weakness? LENIN'S TOMB: As long as you think you're white, there's no hope for you. As long as you think you're white, there's no hope for you. posted by Richard Seymour There is no point in me joining in the endless attacks on Rachel Dolezal.
I'm tempted to say that I have no moral basis for criticising her when, like millions of people worldwide, I have been fronting as a white man all these years. The accent, the hairstyle, the appalling diet, the sumptuary choices, the music, the terrible, terrible clothing. I've bought into every racial stereotype of back-woods Northern Irish redneck scum you could possibly invent. You wouldn't believe the lengths that some people will go to in order to uphold some specious 'identity'. And actually, what's striking about Dolezal is precisely how powerfully invested she is in the logic of race. The first is that of critics who are perhaps even more invested in race than Dolezal herself. Jamaica – New date set for passport fee hike.
Jamaica – New date set for passport fee hike.
28_1_3.pdf. Scottish independence: Ruth Davidson says Yes vote would sell young Scots short. 15 July 2014Last updated at 12:39 ET Ruth Davidson argues that voters have a responsibility to future generations A vote for independence in September's referendum would deny opportunities to young people, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said.
In a speech in Glasgow, Ms Davidson said that remaining in the UK would give young people "greater opportunities, not narrower horizons". She argued that voters have a "responsibility" to future generations. The Scottish government said that independence would mean "more and better jobs" for young people. 1914-1962 World war 1 to 1962 general elections. From 1866 to August, 1914, Jamaica had continued to live in profound peace and security.
During that time the roads of the island were extended and improved. The Railway was greatly extended also; a large number of schools and hospitals were established; and very many of the people acquired land as their own property. Progress was slow but sure. West India Regiment. Introduction.
Information about these units is scarce with (it would seem) very little material available in the United Kingdom. The service records of the men of the Regiment were destoyed during the Second World War by the German air raid "Blitz" of 1940. The autumn of 1914 saw groups of volunteers begin to arrive from all parts of the Caribbean to join the British Armed Forces. Some men came to Britain as stowaways to "Serve Kind and Country". Caribbean Migration to Britain during World War One. By the mid-19th century, however, the Black population had probably declined, although there were still sizeable communities in the major seaports, including London, Liverpool, Bristol, Cardiff and Glasgow.
History - World Wars: A White Man's War? World War One and the West Indies. The British West Indies Regiment in 1914-1918. Formation The regular West India Regiment long pre-dated the Great War.
Its 1st Battalion, based at Freetown, sent a detachment for service in German Cameroons. 2nd Battalion saw much service in the West and East African campaigns and then went to Palestine in September 1918. The British West Indies Regiment in 1914-1918. First world war: Volunteers from the colonies - the forgotten soldiers. A Special Gleaner Feature on Pieces of the Past - Jamaica and the Great War -The first 500 years in Jamaica.
On November 8, 1915, Brigadier General Blackden sent off the first Jamaican contingent under the command of Major W.
D. Neish to serve in the First World War. "Some of you may be killed," he cautioned, "many will be wounded, but in bidding you farewell, I hope that those who fall may fall gloriously, their faces to the foe, victory gleaming on their bayonets. " 4th International Children's Geographies Conference. This is the 4th international children's geographies conference, prompted by the vitality of geographies of children, young people and families.
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the exchange of different knowledges, ideas and experiences among researchers and practitioners from a variety of international contexts and disciplinary fields and to foster the exploration and advancement of geographies of children, youth and families. Call for Sessions, Papers, & Posters. Venue « UN Youth Summer School. Venue « UN Youth Summer School.