A fresh, radical, centre-left blog looking at current political and economic issues independent of the neoliberal/Westminster mindset. It is strongly illuminated by a scientific background, analysing claims by politicians (almost never scientists) for their accuracy. Many of the postings will be concerned with the urgent need to address inequality in our society and what can be done practically to make it more fair, better balanced and appealing to the electorate on all sides.
Monbiot.com is the blog of the well known author George Monbiot. In his words “my job is to tell people what they don’t want to hear. That is not what I set out to do. I wanted only to cover the subjects I thought were interesting and important. But wherever I turned, I met a brick wall of denial.”
Macroeconomic Blog by Simon Wren-Lewis, Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, and a fellow of Merton College. This blog is written for both economists and non-economists.
An independent source of facts, news and analysis on the impact of Brexit on the island of Ireland from Fearghal McKinney (a former newspaper, radio and television reporter and presenter and served as an MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly) and Séamus Murphy (background in financial journalism in Ireland and Scandinavia including a seven-year stint as editor of European Banker).
Bill Mitchell is a Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. His blog is on Modern Monetary Theory and he is extremely widely respected in Macroeconomic Circles.
An award winning news and opinion portal, which takes a critical look at various strands of political politics in Ireland and Britain with a focus on NI. It tries to bring its readers ‘open source analysis’ from both the mainstream media and the blogosphere. And they are constantly on the look out for opportunities to add value to the debate of matters of regional, national and international concern.
Clark began writing this blog in 2010 in order to express his opinions about current political, social and economic issues. He chose the name Another Angry Voice on the spur of the moment because he thought it sounded good at the time and he had to call it something. He doesn’t believe it is a particularly accurate descriptor, given that he strive to to base his arguments on facts and analysis, and to include reliable sources, rather than simply writing emotionally fuelled rants.
Scottish site run by Paul Kavanagh, formerly a full time carer in Glasgow. He gave up work to look after Andy (partner of 25 years), diagnosed with dementia in 2012 and required 24 hour care and attendance. Formerly lived in Spain, where we acquired the Dug and he was the editor and publisher of a monthly English language features magazine.
This blog is for some of the organisers to share a few thoughts – we may not all agree with each other and this shouldn’t be taken as the views of the project. In any case we don’t want to get all rigid like that- as if we know everything!
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