Category Archives: Development economics

MANIFESTO

Manifesto The World is in crisis and, although we’re told economies are “picking up”, everywhere the squeeze on living standards tightens. And still Government wants to spend vast sums of money on grandiose plans for new works (HS2) and wars … Continue reading

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A new Agenda?

“WAKE UP TO THE GATEKEEPERS” OK, OK, OK, this ain’t mine. Well, apart from the notes in the margins which I’ve cunningly put in square brackets. I’m sort of warehousing the piece, whilst I work out what to do with … Continue reading

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“Warm Heart Malawi” – part of Monsanitising the planet by stealth?

In the “i” today a letter which caught my eye: “GM crops help poor farmers “Our experience as a charity working in Malawi has led me to question the simplistic anti-GM stance common in the rich west, “Malawi is the … Continue reading

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When the Left is Split you still have the Left. Just more of the Right.

Well, the headline says it all, really. Discussion twixt “Two people of the left, showing how the left is split over Hugo Chavez” on Right Wing Radio 4 this morning, pitched calm, rational Prof Doreen Massey against Whining Nick Cohen … Continue reading

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Lynass

So someone put this up and asked for comments: http://www.npr.org/2013/01/20/169847199/former-anti-gmo-activist-says-science-changed-his-mind?ft=1&f=1001 This is an interview with the radical right wing ex-environmentalist Mark “Ignore everything I said and did up until about two years ago” Lynass. He’s gone through the same processor … Continue reading

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Big Society is watching you.

Oh my God – I’m so slow! Well, some ideas come to me super quickly, and some take a bit longer. My brain is reasonably active and I like to think my thinking is analytical, frequently constructive and associative. I … Continue reading

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Poles – a part? First catch your worm.

Living on the coast as I do – fundamental instinct, I think – I often go for long walks along the sands and today I set off at lowest tide but in practical darkness, to watch sun rise and clear … Continue reading

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