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Jul 21, 2014

A book for the beach: The Thought Gang by Tibor Fischer

Situationist bank robberies and 'edited highlights' of western philosophy provide some great light entertainment about weighty matters I am not an ideal beach reader. Bed, bus, bath, yes; but I like the sea almost too much to be able to concentrate o...

Jul 19, 2014

Scottish writers on the referendum independence day?

Should Scotland go it alone? As the referendum approaches, leading Scottish writers give their thoughts Essay: Scottish independence literature and nationalism Robert Burns and the yes campaign Aye! We are rolling our tongues around a 3 letter word. ... #Robert Burns #Scotland #Irvine Welsh

Jul 11, 2014

The third Scotland won't be denied - whatever the referendum result

Outside Scotland's two dominant parties a group of radical young voices is blazing a trail for a fresh kind of left politics The session is titled Seven minutes to Yes. Seven supporters of the organisation Women for Independence take 420 seconds each... #Robert Burns #Scotland #Irvine Welsh

Jun 29, 2014

Jack Monroe's Glastonbury diary: I can't believe I sang with Billy Bragg

The chef and campaigner had gone along to the festival to discuss food banks in the Left Field tent, but it was singing in front of the crowd that proved to be her stand-out memory See all our Glastonbury 2014 coverage here I was having a pint with B... #Robert Burns #Scotland #Irvine Welsh

Jun 26, 2014

NYC council approves ID program for immigrants who entered illegally

The City Council Thursday approved a municipal ID card program -- paving the way for immigrants who entered illegally to obtain a legal form of identification -- though some supporters had lingering concerns about security against fraud. The city-iss... #Connecticut #U.S. Republican Party #Department of Motor Vehicles #Vincent Ignizio

Jul 01, 2014

Our underpaid academics need stronger unions

Universities have avoided financial crises by skimping on wages and outsourcing jobs while vice-chancellors' pay has soared Higher education has never had it so good. But before I am buried under a heap of protests, let me explain. I am thinking abou... #Connecticut #U.S. Republican Party #Department of Motor Vehicles #Vincent Ignizio

Jul 24, 2014

Why I Love My Bank Regulator

Many financial sector executives are not fans of bank regulators -- to put it mildly. But I have a different perspective: I love my bank regulator. Here's why -- and why you should, too. This week marks four years since the passage of Dodd-Frank, the... #Connecticut #U.S. Republican Party #Department of Motor Vehicles #Vincent Ignizio

Jul 23, 2014

Scottish Referendum: Banks Weigh New Warnings

Major banks are considering outlining new risks associated with a Scottish Yes vote at their half-year results, Sky News learns... #Connecticut #U.S. Republican Party #Department of Motor Vehicles #Vincent Ignizio

Jul 24, 2014

Advancing Financial Inclusion -- One Service at a Time

It's no secret that the unbanked and under-banked segments of the American population are significant in number and growing. Many cannot open bank accounts, let alone qualify for financing. Given the potential for great returns, a flurry of entrepren... #Connecticut #U.S. Republican Party #Department of Motor Vehicles #Vincent Ignizio

Jul 21, 2014

Inflation's Real Cause

According to Pimco's new Chief Economist, Paul McCulley, the Fed's war against inflation has been won! But, before we get out our party hats and plan the tickertape parade, we have to ask ourselves -- for the past 27 years, have we really been at war... #Alan Greenspan #Paul Volcker #Federal Reserve