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ABSTRACT In 2015, the United Nations adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect our planet. For many centuries, individuals and small firms had made and distributed basic commodities such as food and clothing.They accumulated profits by keeping whatever remained after they had paid for their expenses. In the nineteenth..

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The TV programme broadcast on Channel 4 at 10pm  on Tuesday 9th January 2018 entitled Working Class White Men offered some deep  insights on significant aspects of populism and alienation in England now. This programme  was presented by “Professor” Green who  is not a real professor but a rapper: nor, so far as I know,..

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‘Quality Matters’ in adult social care Posted by:Professor Gillian Leng, Posted on:27 November 2017 In the summer of this year, a bold statement of intent was published setting out a single view of high quality adult social care. The creation of commissioners, providers, staff, national bodies and people who use services, their families and carers, it..

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The rise of electoral democracies has been accompanied by enhancement of the role of myths and stories in economics and politics, in which “truth”, even if it could  be found, has rarely ever  played much of a role

Posted in : - Blog -, Agriculture and Food Policy, Britain's Economic Policy on by : petersen Comments: 0

The devastation has only just begun It will become even more apparent when and if Brexit actually happens. The value of sterling has fallen sharply. This is already  increasing prices of foods imported from the EU. Effects on the welfare of poor people who spend nearly a quarter of their incomes on food will be severe. As..

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Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate Naomi Klein is concerned with anthropogenic climate change which she had denied for a long time. She is pessimistic about the future: “We know that if we continue on our current path of allowing (carbon dioxide) emissions to rise year after year, climate change will change..

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A New Approach to Economics, Innovation and the Environment, Anthem Press, 2015. Fücks states that the overwhelming majority of the scientific community agrees that “Global CO2 emissions must be halved by the middle of the century in order to stabilise the earth’s climate2. He considers that, even if it is too late to limit the..

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by Peter Senker and Erika Cudworth This paper draws on: Erika Cudworth, Peter Senker , and Kathy Walker,(editors) ( 2013) Technology, Society and Inequality: New Horizons and Contested Futures, New York, Peter Lang. ABSTRACT Dysfunctional innovation is increasingly pervasive worldwide . It sustains economic and social inequality rather than stimulating economic growth. For example, ICTs..

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From about 1960 to 1979, most economists believed that the UK economy was in a dreadful state, and that something ought to be done about it. Between 1945 and 1948, the Labour Government elected in 1945  implemented some policies which were helpful to the whole of society, such as initiating a National Health Service and..

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Joanna Blythman,  Swallow This: Serving up the food industry’s darkest secrets: Published by Fourth Estate, London, 2015 The companies which dominate the packaged food industry are typical of companies which control an increasing proportion of the world’s economic output: their principal motivation is to increase the profits which accrue to their shareholders. This book provides..