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The Viable Economy serialised – About Work and Income.

We continue the serialisation of our intervention, The Viable Economy, this time with just one section, on Work and Income.  You can download the whole pamphlet as a pdf file, here. If you like it, why not make a donation … Continue reading

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The oppression of long working hours

Employees in the UK worked a record amount of unpaid overtime during 2013, with the number of people regularly doing unpaid work at the highest levels since comparable records began in 1998.In the North West we are working at an … Continue reading

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The return of growth? Some critical perspectives – including our own.

You can’t have missed the headlines. The UK economy has returned to growth so we can all sigh with relief. Those doomsayers like us in Steady State Manchester who suggested that the motor was broken are wrong…. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Stagnation continues but unemployment de-linking from growth?

Recent research by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research predicts: “The economy will contract by 0.5 per cent this year, but grow by 1.3 per cent in 2013.”  However, there is “divergence between poor growth figures and relatively … Continue reading

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Vital reading: Paul Mason on graduates and survival in the cracks…

From Paul Mason’s The graduates of 2012 will survive only in the cracks of our economy Rachel Rosenfelt, the 23-year-old New Yorker who set up an online publication called The New Inquiry, sums it up: “there is surplus population” of … Continue reading

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