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Is household spending a useful analogy for a national economy?
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'We spent too much so we have to tighten our belts now,' is the call and this persuades a lot of people because it resonates with lived experience. If I spend more than my income and get into debt, then it makes sense that I cut back on my ...
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Apr 1, 2020
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Have Conservatives discovered the magic money tree?
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The 'Magic Money Tree' has long been a colourful analogy used in UK politics to describe any government spending on anything beyond a negligible level. Here is Theresa May in 2017 lecturing a nurse who hadn't had a pay rise in eight ye...
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Mar 27, 2020
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What will the long-term political consequences be?
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By this, im thinking about what kind if world will emerge after the virus is done? I think that the Western World could be entering a period of more state power and monopoly capitalism. I dont think everything will return to how it was because ever...
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Mar 22, 2020
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Why do I think we need to adopt a war economy?
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This is UK context though it relates to elsewhere. By 'war economy' I mean sonething like the state interventionist model which Britain and others adopted in WW2. Because of the virus, we are already entering a major recession. Society en...
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Mar 20, 2020
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Why I think the UK government has an inadequate strategy (medical)
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For a few weeks they have been talking about controlling the spread and flattening the curve of the outbreak. Some mentioned a so-called 'herd immunity' strategy. In recent days, they have u-turned and are now (slowly) adopting a similar s...
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Mar 20, 2020
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Politics
Dont shoot the messenger.
Spain is expeeiencing a much higher death rate than China. They have had ten thousand deathsb from ome hundred thousand cases. Spain is one of the more obese countries in europe and the feal is that obese people are high risk.
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4 days ago
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Politics
Are you worried about future austerity cuts to 'pay' for the lockdown?
By austerity, I mean the huge cuts in public services and government spending which happened in many countries (inc. my own) in the wake of the 2008/09 financial crash. The result of this policy prescription was grinding misery as less affluent secti...
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Apr 1, 2020
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Politics
How is your country dealing with the virus and are you happy with them?
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Mar 31, 2020
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Politics
Dominic Cummings self-isolates.
The alledged architect of the government's strategy joins the herd. Poor thing. 😬
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Mar 30, 2020
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Politics
Lol newspapers are writing match reports of sports games from the seventies.
I guess their sports writers have nothing better to do.
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Mar 28, 2020
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Sports
We need to think about Africa.
There is an understanding that the virus doesnt like hot weather but (given the number cases in southern Italy and Florida) this is a dangerous assumption. Africa has much less capacity to deal with this than the west and they are getting cases. Whi...
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Mar 27, 2020
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Boris Johnson tests positive.
I hope he recovers but if he can self-isolate for a decade, i wont complain.
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Mar 27, 2020
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Politics
Post a video of a great album track that was never released as a single.
I'm gonna go a regular music SW post at about 11 pm UK time for a few nights a week. Come join me.
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Mar 25, 2020
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Music
Is the Conservative answer to a national crisis socialism for the rich?.(UK)
The Conservatives have used a huge level of state intervention and some smart-arse commentators have pointed out that their level of government spending is now much greater than was in the Labour Party manifesto. The same manifesto that they said wou...
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Mar 25, 2020
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Politics
Attention Sweeps!
Post a song which sums up your mood in these times.
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Mar 24, 2020
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Music
I muted the Baby Trump posts.
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Mar 24, 2020
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Politics
Is this the calm before the storm?
I think things are about to get a lot worse.
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Mar 24, 2020
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Politics
Does anyone remember Brexit?
For those who dont know, it was minor political skirmish about fifteen years ago in which people got angry about stuff that doesn't really matter now.
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Mar 24, 2020
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Is the complacency of western governments gonna cost lives?
There is complacency of people too. Someone on here said that like China, the UK will be over the worst in a couple of months. No way. All the countries which have achieved a reduction in new cases have quickly implemented rigurous testing and isola...
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Mar 22, 2020
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I was thinking of quitting the site but now Im not.
Ive been bored of this website for months. Some of the people I used to know quit and the sections I comment on also got boring. I was talking to people about closing down my account though id exchange contact details with people if i ever do that. ...
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Mar 22, 2020
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