Another classic from xkcd.comWho doesn't know someone like that?
Image by London Permaculture via FlickrAs the BBC says... Former RBS boss Fred Goodwin stripped of knighthoodIn other news I've lost the top off my biro.I know which is more relevant to me.Banker Fred Goodwin losing his knighthood is a bit of a non-story for me. The whole honours system is already in disrepute not … Continue reading Goodwin loses knighthood
Okay, they may not be new as in new but they are new to me.I'm still getting through the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's book Eschatology but have now got two new books from my local library at Farnborough in Hampshire. (Go join your library while we still have them!)First up is The Spiritual Vision of … Continue reading Two new books to read of or from Benedict XVI
Image via WikipediaI don't know whether to laugh or cry.A union in Lithuania has been barred from striking at a brewery because the owners have managed to get the courts to view beer production as an 'essential service'!From the IUF website:Management attacks on workers and their unions continue at Carlsberg, the world's 4th largest brewery … Continue reading An attack on union rights? Probably
Image by Getty Images via @daylifeSo says the BBC. No, I don't think he really is calling for a form of Distributism, merely offering up sound bites that seem to be rounding the edges from our current form of rampaging Capitalism. There's lots of talk in political circles at the moment of a more 'friendly … Continue reading Nick Clegg and Distributism?
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Image via WikipediaDeputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has come up with a scheme to help open up top careers to people from less privileged backgrounds. He's arguing that getting on the ladder in many professions is more a case of who you or your parents know rather than ability, suitability and educational achievements.I think that part … Continue reading Equality of Opportunity