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Small Business letter to the Telegraph; an attempt to defraud the electorate?
Names repeated, people that are retired, not small business owners, people (and charities) that didn't sign it. Quite an impressive set of inaccuracies, all told.
lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  politics  business  Westminster  lies  General-Election-2015  economy  Conservatives  fuck-you-fucking-fuckers 
april 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Senate leaders strike deal to raise debt ceiling and end government shutdown | World news | theguardian.com
'John Boehner signalled he was ready to accept a Senate-drafted peace deal that contained almost no concessions to conservatives who had driven the country the brink of a new financial crisis.'
politics  USA  economy  money  republicans  interesting  debt-ceiling 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits under all-Conservative government, David Cameron says - Telegraph
What's that, you have a bad relationship with your parents, a need to live somewhere else, or they're just not able to support you? Well, fuck you then, says the Tories.
politics  Conservative-party  discrimination  ageism  money  economy  westminster  UK  benefits  wtf 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
George Osborne: workers of the world unite...and give up your employment rights - Telegraph
'the Chancellor today invited employees to give up their workplace rights in exchange for tax-free shares in their companies'
wtf  Conservative-party  bad-idea  posttofacebook  news  economy  jobs  rights 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
TaxPayers’ Alliance quote generator | The Other TaxPayers' Alliance
'as a journalist you turn to the TaxPayers' Alliance for one reason - to provide an attack on public spending. Whether the spending is worthwhile or not, the TPA always says the same thing. So why not cut out the middleman and generate your own quote?'
posttofacebook  economy  politics  taxes  parody  amusing 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying | Cracked.com
'All of a sudden, it's like you can't make huge amounts of money without people getting all pissed off about it.'
amusing  cracked  Occupy-Wall-Street  culture  financial-crisis  fairness  economy  politics  money  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Is £40,000 really a liveable income for families in the UK?
Perhaps a bad idea for them to lead with the family where the lady of the house "spends £10,000 every couple of years to buy a new car and likes to go on two or three package holidays a year." and yet complains of money being tight. The later couple who's café collapsed, leaving them with lots of debt, that I can more emphasise with.
money  uk  interesting  economy  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Young jobseekers told to work without pay or lose unemployment benefits | Society | The Guardian
'Britain's jobless young people are being sent to work for supermarkets and budget stores for up to two months for no pay and no guarantee of a job'
wtf  fairness  economy  money 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The second lever | Government Digital Service
'We [the Government Digital Service] are hiring. And we want more world-class digital talent in Government.'
jobs  interesting  economy  government 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Remains Of Ancient Race Of Job Creators Found In Rust Belt | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
'A team of leading archaeologists announced Monday they had uncovered the remains of an ancient job-creating race that, at the peak of its civilization, may have provided occupations for hundreds of thousands of humans in the American Northeast and Midwest.'
amusing  The-Onion  parody  comment  economy  money 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Is trillion the new billion?
'The eurozone's bailout fund now stands at one trillion euros (£880bn or $1.4tn) after a deal was thrashed out in Brussels by European leaders. The figure of one trillion has become increasingly widely used but do we really understand it?'
interesting  maths  money  economy 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - £1bn upgrade for British army's Warrior vehicles
'It is hoped the move will extend the service life of the military vehicles through to 2040 and beyond.'
army  military  money  economy  technology  guns-guns-guns  interesting 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Here Are Four Charts That Explain What The Protesters Are Angry About...
Unemployment is at the highest level since the Great Depression, At the same time, corporate profits are at an all-time high, Wages as a percent of the economy are at an all-time low. Income and wealth inequality in the US economy is near an all-time high. CEO pay and corporate profits have skyrocketed in the past 20 years, "production worker" pay has risen 4%. After adjusting for inflation, average earnings haven't increased in 50 years.
economy  culture  fairness  interesting  statistics  politics  USA 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing - NYTimes.com
'Amazon.com has taught readers that they do not need bookstores. Now it is encouraging writers to cast aside their publishers.'
interesting  books  literature  economy  money  technology 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Britain’s Self-Inflicted Misery - NYTimes.com
'For a year now, Britain’s economy has been stuck in a vicious cycle of low growth, high unemployment and fiscal austerity. But unlike Greece, which has been forced into induced recession by misguided European Union creditors, Britain has inflicted this harmful quack cure on itself.'
interesting  money  comment  economy  financial-crisis  the-coalition  UK 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Protesters Against Wall Street - NYTimes.com
'…the chattering classes keep complaining that the marchers lack a clear message and specific policy prescriptions. The message — and the solutions — should be obvious to anyone who has been paying attention since the economy went into a recession that continues to sock the middle class while the rich have recovered and prospered. The problem is that no one in Washington has been listening.'
activism  Occupy-Wall-Street  interesting  news  protest  economy  fairness  important 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Topeka, Kansas City Council Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence To Save Money | ThinkProgress
'…perhaps the most shocking idea to save money is being debated right now by the City Council of Topeka, Kansas. The city could repeal an ordinance banning domestic violence because some say the cost of prosecuting those cases is just too high:'
Trigger warning for domestic abuse (though relatively little in detail discussion of the abuse itself)
wtf  crime  economy  USA  violence  trigger-warning 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Factcheck: Differing claims on house prices by the Guardian, the Express, and the Mail | Full Fact
“House prices surge by 68%”, Daily Express, 27/09/11
“House prices are 'treading water'”, The Guardian, 29/09/11
“House prices fall at fastest rate ever across England and Wales”, Daily Mail, 29/09/11
interesting  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  economy 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Trader's Goldman Sachs comments spark BBC hoax claims | Media | guardian.co.uk
'He caused outrage with his comments on the global economic meltdown claiming "governments don't rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world".But is independent stock market trader Alessio Rastani, interviewed on the BBC News channel on Monday, all he appears to be?'
interesting  amusing  journalism  money  economy  financial-crisis  parody  news 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Great Prosperity/The Great Regression
1947-79, production goes up, real worth of pay goes up. 1980-now, real worth of pay rather flatllines.
economy  infographics  inequality  USA  money  fairness  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tim Harford — Article — Look out for No. 1
It seems that the numbers that got Greece into the Euro were at least partly manufactured. And this could've been worked out by the fact that not enough of them have their first digit being 1.
economy  money  banking  europe  lies 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Curriculum Vitae
A rather amusing way to approach the task of getting a job.
amusing  jobs  economy  Awesome 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - France held hostage by its banks
'The danger is that at the moment that the French government makes explicit an open-ended willingness to underwrite the enormous balance sheets of French banks, the more the perceived strength of the balance sheet of the French state would be undermined. In a worst case, the risk for France is that it becomes Ireland on steroids.'
money  economy  France  financial-crisis  banking 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Banks face biggest shake-up for decades
'All of Britain's leading banks would have to put their retail banking operations behind a new ring fence or firewall. This means that vital services for small businesses and individuals, looking after their deposits, making loans to them, and moving money around, would be in these new ring-fenced subsidiaries.'
banking  economy  money  financial-crisis  interesting 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS plans will mean putting wealthy first, says doctors' leader | Society | The Guardian
'Hospitals will be forced to treat wealthy foreigners to raise cash rather than treat poor patients as they are hit by cuts to the NHS budget and the government's radical pro-market reforms, the leader of Britain's doctors has warned.'
medicine  the-coalition  government  comment  cuts  economy 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Go Figure: The doom and gloom calculator
"We know we'll pay more for pensions and healthcare in the future, but is there a silver lining, asks Michael Blastland." We've been growing most of the last 50 years, therefore we can expect to continue to grow the next 50 years too.
economy  money  the-future  statistics 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
6 People Who Single Handedly Screwed Entire Economies | Cracked.com
"...throughout history there have been times when everything came together just right for one single person to ruin everyone's shit."
amusing  interesting  economy  cracked  money  people-suck 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cerabino: Crops rot as Georgia feels effects of immigration law
Tough new immigration law means that the migrant workers just aren't coming to Georgia. So the crops are going unpicked, and are rotting in the fields.
immigration  USA  dude...  economy  government 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
‪The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained‬‏ - YouTube
"I decided to put this together after hearing one too many people moan about **getting a public holiday** for the Royal Wedding."
history  Awesome  republican  amusing  interesting  economy 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Getting to (too?) Crazy - NYTimes.com
"There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relief — of the black-humor variety — in the spectacle of so many people who have been in denial suddenly waking up and smelling the crazy."
USA  comment  dude...  economy  events  interesting  money  politics  republican 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Half of US social program recipients believe they "have not used a government social program" - Boing Boing
It's the "Keep your government hands off my Medicare" phenomena writ large: a society of people who subsist on mutual aid and redistributive policies who've been conned (and conned themselves) into thinking that they are rugged individualists and that everyone else is a parasite.
via-theweaselking  USA  amusing  dude...  economy  fallacies  healthcare  interesting  wtf 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
David Cameron warned welfare cuts could leave 40,000 families homeless | Metro.co.uk
A leaked letter to David Cameron from the office of his own minister Eric Pickles has warned that George Osborne's welfare cuts to housing benefit could make 40,000 families homeless. The letter also warns that, rather than reducing the deficit, the plan announced by Chancellor George Osborne last October is likely to end up costing the government more.
conservatives  economy  important  interesting  money 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bank robber planned crime and punishment | bank, richard, hailed - Gaston Gazette
James Richard Verone woke up June 9 with a sense of anticipation. He took a shower. Ironed his shirt. Hailed a cab. Then robbed a bank. He wasn’t especially nervous. If anything, Verone said he was excited to finally execute his plan to gain access to free medical care.
USA  politics  healthcare  prison  dude...  economy  interesting  medicine  touching  wtf 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Supreme Court rules for Wal-Mart in massive job discrimination lawsuit – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
The Supreme Court ends lawsuit because it's too big. I'm not a lawyer, but too big to sue seems all kinds of questionable.
USA  dude?  economy  discrimination  fairness  important  interesting  law  money  wtf 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Higher Taxes For The Rich: Fair Or Warfare? : NPR
Two hundred millionaires ask Obama to increase their taxes. Awesome.
politics  economy  fairness  USA  argument  comment  dude!  money  news  interesting 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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