Mass under-employment

Chris Dillow / November 12, 2019 at 1:55 PM 14 views

Today’s figures showed that unemployment fell slightly in the third quarter, pushing the unemployment rate down to 3.8%, its lowest since 1974. This, however, vastly under-estimates the amount of slack in the labour market. My chart shows the point. It…

Examination system`s "forgotten third"

/ November 12, 2019 at 1:12 PM 15 views

How refreshing to read the interview with Sir Tim Brighouse, and actually be able to find agreement with so many ideas on education (Morning Star, 29/10/19). Naturally, I liked his ideas that exams should be "nationally set, internally marked and…


The Justice of the Peace / November 12, 2019 at 12:41 PM 19 views

On November 30th 2009 when this blog was but  a fortnight old I wrote what is copied below.  The MA forum to which reference is made was withdrawn about two years later because the powers that be considered it was…