Tag Politics

And I thought it was just me . . .

From the New York Press:  What You Make A surprising analysis of what mostly white kids, 22 – 32, make in New York. The answer is, apparently, not much – a lot of folks in this city, established, professional, educated,…

The Greeks Don’t Fuck Around.

Greece Riots in Pictures From Yesterday’s Guardian: Greek Riots Enter Third Day Third Night of Greek Riots They even torched the Christmas tree in front of the Parliament. And why not?  I was at the anti-globalization protests in Quebec City…

Recession is Now #12

What do recessions bring? On the most basic level, what’s happening now: the collapse of one or many sectors of the economy, a drop or collapse in house prices and, most importantly, a loss of jobs. The latter is the…

The Recession is Now Part # 869

The papers were full of it Friday. We are ‘sliding into recession’. So we’re not actually IN a recession yet, but ‘sliding’ into one. Some figure on a ‘shallow but painful’ (whatever that means) slowdown over Christmas, and a ‘difficult’…

Cryin’ Like It’s 1929

If you haven’t seen the headlines – splashed one after the other in front of every newsagent, on the TV, radio, pretty much fucking everywhere – the dissolution of Lehman Brothers, the take-over of Meryl-Lynch by Bank of America (who…

O Happy Days . . .

Good news on the train on the way in . . . Tube fares to soar in the New Year. Food Prices is already risen by 8.3% this year. And some feller in the Guardian say the recession is gonna…

The Recession is Now . . .

Depressing News: Britain’s economy as bad now as it was in the 70’s Even if the Independent likes to go for the sensational on their front covers – wasn’t it the Independent who forecast methane fireballs rising from the sea…