Not another job miracle: the mirage of full employment

Another quarter-year, another labour market release. Cue the DWP praising itself for record numbers of people in work, and record rates of people in work, and eight other employment records. The UK must be nearing full employment, with rages rising and working conditions improving. To the many people looking for any work, more work and … Continue reading Not another job miracle: the mirage of full employment

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Taking from the poor

In the Old Testament of the Bible there is a story about King David and an affair he had.  The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a boy.  At this time, a prophet came to David and told him a story, to show him his wrong-doing in taking another man’s wife.  In this story, … Continue reading Taking from the poor