Tag Archives: money

The Spiral Of Silence

Hat tip to Tony for drawing attention to The Spiral Of Silence. “It has long been established that when people are surrounded by those who are likely to disagree with their opinion, they are more likely to self-censor.” These findings … Continue reading

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Escape Velocity

Smokingscot has his own blog, on which he periodically writes thoughtful essays. His latest starts with a telling observation: I’ve often pondered what the real difference is between people who are unemployed and those who are “exiled” (to quote Ms … Continue reading

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Stop Smoking Services

Simon Clark: Stop smoking services under threat as funding comes under pressure Around forty per cent of local authorities in England are cutting budgets to stop smoking services according to a new Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) report published … Continue reading

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Slash ASH Cash

The Independent reported last night that: Oliver Letwin, the Tories’ policy chief, has spent the campaign in Whitehall drawing up proposals to merge quangos and slash Government regulation. The Department of Business and the Department of Energy and Climate Change … Continue reading

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One Anti and One Pro

Meet Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: RWJF targets smokers, drinkers, and fat people. H/T Bob Johnson on Facebook for RWJF: Behind the Neo-Prohibition Campaign. The stated mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is to … Continue reading

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Skinflint Billionaires

Via Zero Hedge: A new Oxfam report indicating that the wealthiest one per cent possesses about half of the world’s wealth has left the richest people in the world “reeling with disappointment,” a leading billionaire said on Tuesday. Speaking to … Continue reading

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Turmoil in the Markets

I don’t know about anyone else, but there seem to me to be a lot of things happening in the money world. The price of oil has crashed to something less than $50 a barrel, making fracking and North Sea … Continue reading

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