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Rubens Has Been Shot (Again)!

I love history – and I love historical monuments. I love the feeling of walking in the footsteps of people hundreds and thousands of years past and the feeling of connection and continuity you get. But the outcry over the

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We’re Class Traitors & We Do What We Want

I have no interest in the last minute wheeler-dealing that’ll see another ageing star looking for one last pay day at Harry’s Home For Retired Workhorses. In fact I don’t care about any of it. We’ve been there and done

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It’s The Environment, Stupid!

The global capitalist system is based on the concept of compound growth. Even the communists sought to prove themselves in terms of productivity. This was and is a grave mistake. The world on which we live has limited space and

Posted in Climate Change, Politics, Wealth

You Couldn’t Make It Up!

People across Facebook have raised £8 million for Cancer Research through no make-up selfies. According to Cancer Research this will be enough to fund ten additional clinical trials. This is approximately what just one pharmaceutical company (Novartis) makes in just

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Become More Middle Class? No Ta!

It seems as well as failing to instill “character” in our children, working class parents are failing to give our children an adequate cultural education as well! According to the Telegraph, “Working class children must learn to be middle class

Posted in Class, Culture, Knowledge, Politics, Wealth

The Cancer Of The Profit Motive

Although it intended otherwise, a recent report from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) further proved how free market capitalism is failing cancer patients. This time it’s children, who are being denied potentially life-saving cancer drugs due to the cost

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Still Looking For The Dribble-Down Effect

Transfer time again and we get the chance to hear about the lucrative contracts of top flight footballers. This carnival of greed feeds on the clubs’ desperation to stay in the top division as inequality in the distribution of footballing

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Sale Of NHS Data: Invasion Of Privacy & Conflict Of Interests

From March 2014 drug companies, insurance companies and god-knows who else will be able to buy patient information gathered by the NHS, including mental health conditions and diseases such as cancer, as well as smoking and drinking habits. Obviously private

Posted in Health, Inequality, Knowledge, Politics, Power, Wealth

Another Example Of Transferable Capital

Oxfam report that richest 85 people own as much as the poorest 3.5 billion combined! Click here for the full story.  

Posted in Inequality, Politics, Power, Wealth

I stole this…

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