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The Alternative Facts Of The Basic Income Movement
Social Europe, by Francine Mestrum
Date: 2017-02-17
A couple of days ago, I received the most recent newsletter of BIEN (Basic Income Earth Network). As always, this is very interesting literature, though one must read it with one major fact in mind: the network does not necessarily communicate about basic income…
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University’s new principal promises to widen access
The Times
Date: 2017-02-16

The incoming head of one of Scotland’s leading universities has promised to take radical action to drive up the number of students it attracts from deprived communities.

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Basic income pilot considered in Glasgow
BBC News
Date: 2017-02-16

Glasgow could be the first city in the UK to pilot a basic universal income for every citizen.

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Where is the will to tackle grim scourge of inequality?
The Herald Scotland, by Iain Macwhirter
Date: 2017-02-16

No-one should be surprised at the growth of inequality revealed this week in a Scottish Government survey. The wealthiest one per cent of Scots own more than the bottom 50 per cent after a nominal 22 per cent increase in private wealth.

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Wealthiest 1 per cent of Scots own more than poorest 50 per cent
The Herald Scotland
Date: 2017-02-16

Wealth inequality in Scotland has widened, with the richest 1 per cent of the population now owning more than the poorest 50 per cent, according to a Scottish Government report. 

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Thomas Piketty's Capital: everything you need to know about the surprise bestseller
The Guardian, by Paul Mason
Date: 2017-02-16

The radical economist's book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has angered the right with its powerful argument about wealth, democracy and why capitalism will always create inequality. Not read it yet? Here's what it means 

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Without Social Democracy, Capitalism Will Eat Itself
Social Europe, by Karin Pettersson
Date: 2017-02-15

 

It’s a tragedy but there’s no way around it: At a time when it is most needed, social democracy is at an historic low point
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The Long Affair Between The Working Class And The Intellectual Cultural Left Is Over
by Bo Rothstein
Date: 2017-02-14

Sometimes love comes to an end. The glow fades, the couple has grown “apart” or suffered what used to be called “irreconcilable differences”. This occurs not only between individuals but also in politics. 

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MoU signed to launch Social Enterprise Academy
The Daily Times
Date: 2017-02-14

A memorandum of understanding was signed in a ceremony held at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi between SEED Ventures and Social Enterprise Academy (SEA)

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MP tables motion of no confidence in John Bercow over Trump comments
The Guardian, by Rowena Mason
Date: 2017-02-10
Tory MP James Duddridge says Speaker ‘overstepped the mark’ in saying president should not address parliament.
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