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Web links for 23rd May 2012

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Stumbling and Mumbling: Beecroft’s lesson Chris is not impressed with Beecroft The Beecroft report – Snake Oil, Doctor Good and other quack remedies Rick is good on Beecroft Hollande Honeymoon Brings France Record Low Yields Bloomberg reports that “France finds itself in a sweet spot, drawing the strongest auction demand since the European debt crisis…

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Web links for 13th May 2012

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Why history will judge us harshly A brilliant post by Jonathan Portes on trhe Not the Treasury View blog. He says: "with long-term government borrowing as cheap as in living memory, with unemployed workers and plenty of spare capacity and with the UK suffering from both creaking infrastructure and a chronic lack of housing supply,…

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Web links for 11th May 2012

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“Never working families” – a misleading sound-bite? In the 'Inequalities' blog, Lindsey Macmillan and Paul Gregg look at the evidence about inter-generational unemployment. There’s lot less than politicians and media sometimes suggest: “only 0.3% or 15,000 households are in a position where both generations have never worked” and in a third of these households the…

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Web links for 7th May 2012

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French Progressive Victory Good For Economic Growth Center for American Progress's Matt Browne draws attention to Hollande's election campaign, which, though aimed at a French audience who want France to remain French, was resolutely about achieving change at a European level. Has any previous election campaign in a country of comparable scale seen such a…

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Web links for 2nd May 2012

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Fighting Back A survey by the MS Society looks at attitudes to disability: 21% said disabled people should just accept they can’t have the same opportunities in life, 24% think disabled people often exaggerate the extent of their physical limitations (and 76% of people with MS say there has been at least one occasion when…

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Web links for 27th April 2012

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A Child Rights Impact Assessment of the Impact of Welfare Reform on Children in Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland Commissioner for children and young people's assessment of the Welfare Reform Act and the other welfare reforms concludes: "The incomes of families with children in Northern Ireland have already been badly affected by welfare reforms introduced…

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