“The solutions to the housing problem are not short-term solutions, they take time, and few politicians are willing to invest in solutions that do not show benefits in the immediate term. So we end up with a stalemate that helps no one…” Tessa Coombes considers some neglected solutions to the housing crisis.
Visibility and invisibility in a leaderless NHS
“It’s as if those who should be accountable are invisible in the complexity of the new processes. The question this raises is not one of how did this happen, but rather what might be gained by allowing this to happen.” Ewen Speed wonders who is really in charge of the NHS.Originally posted on Cost of Living
Does blogging empower teachers?
“Late in 2012, I decided I’d start writing a local history blog. Although, having been an English teacher for the last 19 years, this possibly wasn’t the most logical choice.” Cazzypot looks at whether blogging empowers teachers.Originally posted on cazzypotsblog
Can we afford the NHS?
“UK politicians are currently promising to protect, or even raise NHS spending. Yet on the frontline, wages are continuing to fall in real terms, and the pressures on budgets are increasingly difficult to manage.” Dr Mark MacGregor examines the financial health – and future – of the NHS.Originally posted on Ayrshire Health
Klass half full or half empty?
“Ed Miliband seems to have had a bit of a dust up with singer Myleene Klass last night. It has been the talk of Twitter with some gleefully saying Miliband ‘got owned’.” Alex Little offers up his reflections on the recent clash between Myleene Klass and Ed Miliband.Originally posted on alittleecon
“I think I have a few years of teaching left in me, but I am reaching tipping point. Much of what I am obliged to do as my job is becoming unpalatable. The language of mastery and progress makes me balk.” Miss Smith looks at the impact of the Coalition’s education policies on teachers and children.Originally posted on Splogs
The origin – and future – of capitalism
“It is because I desperately want to believe in democracy that I see the need for something which allows millions of people to view a cessation, or at least a pause in economic growth as a good idea.” Clive Lord considers how we might escape the destructive blindness of capitalism.Originally posted on Clive Lord