Economics and politics - comment and analysis

Reflections on a failed political system. Part 1: analysis of Labour’s electoral result

“When historians will write about this election – in so far as they can be bothered – they won’t talk about the dementia tax, or fields of wheat, or politicians forgetting their sums. They will marvel at how an advanced democracy could hold a general election without addressing the issue which was about the change it forever” (Ian Dunt (here)). …

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Interview with Gregor Czisch. Renewable energies in Germany, Europe and beyond. Part 2

Interview with Gregor Czisch. Part 2
The supply from renewable energies in Germany, Europe and beyond
Monday, 05 June 2017
Also after the Paris climate change agreement, people still are interested in the question which options we have to erect a climate friendly energy system. …

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Manchester, London, Salafist fundamentalists, British weapons, vast markets

Daniel Read tells the story of William Dowell, an American reporter during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. Dowell ran into problems of his own, soon deciding that his editors operated using a “calculus of death” to determine “newsworthiness.” In Dowell’s view this meant placing greater or less value on human lives, …

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