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EU Referendum: Statistics regulator loses patience with Leave campaign over '£350m a week' EU cost figure
What's that? The bad guys in the referendum are pushing a lie based on hundreds of millions? That sounds rather familiar…
yes-I-called-them-the-bad-guys  money  politics  Europe  EU  Brexit  lies  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics 
june 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Net cafe refugee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Randomly came across this on Wikipedia - it being cheaper in Japan to spend a night in a cybercafe than in an apartment or hostel.
Interesting  weird  Japan  money  economics  cities  accomodation 
may 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
LIVING WAGE FOUNDATION RESPONSE TO BUDGET 2015
“Is this really a Living Wage? The Living Wage is calculated according to the cost of living whereas the Low Pay Commission calculates a rate according to what the market can bear. Without a change of remit for the Low Pay Commission this is effectively a higher National Minimum Wage and not a Living Wage.”
money  employment  wages  economics  UK 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tonight's Tube Strike Is Entirely Justified
It's more about needing limits on night work than the pay issues, and TFL made its last offer too late for the Unions to consult their members on it. Article is a point of view, but seems a fair point.
Interesting  strikes  transport  London  tube  unions  money 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Waiters face sack if they ask diners for cash tips
Well, I'll be defaulting to cash tips from now on. And probably somewhat avoiding the chain restaurants that do this shit.
money  business  people-suck  UK  minimum-wage  law 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Teenagers hack ATM by bothering to read the instructions
Google instructions. See if they've changed the default passcode. Don't steal money, just set the welcome screen to say it's been hacked, and tell the bank. Realise you're late for your next school lesson…
Awesome  fail  hacking  technology  money  Canada 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Fairly in depth piece on the phone hacking trial
and on the power that comes from throwing a *lot* of money at legal representation
Interesting  law  crime  hacking  phones  News-of-The-World  journalism  Murdoch  media  money  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers
And one day, they shall rise up, their shovels honed to a razor edge on the gravel they were buried in, inexorably driving toward us on their caterpillar tracks…
weird  construction  London  UK  money 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Disabled students could be 'shut out' by government cuts
Some of the support I got through the Disabled Students Allowance, particularly the PDA it got me, were a real help in getting myself organised, actually managing to make all the things I was supposed to, etc. I think I'd've had a much harder time without them.
disability  cuts  benefits  university  education  UK  money  equality 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
£50 notes no longer illegal tender
"Check old attaché cases, duffel bags and the emergency stash for when the shit goes down to make sure you don’t end up tens of thousands out of pocket"
amusing  parody  The-Daily-Mash  life-imitates-Shadowrun  money 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
£1000 certification required to apply to join the Metropolitan Police
Which'll be a fairly massive obstacle to having a diverse force. Especially given that it's no guarantee of a job once you have it.
WTF  money  police  UK  fail  poverty  diversity  via-Robin-Sutton 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
There's a record company making more from streaming than from sales
Looking at the data, in the long run this'll likely promote less poppy crap too, as it becomes more about staying power.
Interesting  music  streaming  Spotify  via-Andrew-Ducker  money  business 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why people on benefits have a flatscreen TV
and expanded musings on the nature of cashflow, and what stuff counts as a 'I have a bit of extra cash, get something nice' purchase
Interesting  money  benefits  poverty  comment  link-is-to-a-Facebook-page 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Cryptolocker ransomware has 'infected about 250,000 PCs'
Made me think; I'd really not care if it hit me. I'd just use another computer to google and ask friends about solving it, and use my antivirus to try and solve it. I've got pretty much fuck all that I care about that I can't retrieve, either from another computer, from cloud storage, or redownload from where I got it originally.
computer-viruses  security  encryption  computers  money  crime 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why does Wonga even exist? It's a question no one on the left asks | Zoe Williams
"Why do you need a payday loan? Could there be something wrong with your actual pay?"
Christianity  UK  business  culture  money  politics  religion 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The tube will run all night long on weekends from 2015 – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London
'On the other hand, TfL are closing every single ticket office on the tube' Reducing ticket office provision, I can see the argument for. Removing? Not so much.
transport  London  TFL  politics  money 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
House Prices In The North Vs. House Prices In London
'You could get this five-bedroom 18th century house WITH A LAKE in Yorkshire. Or this spacious one-bedroom apartment in Mayfair.'
buzzfeed  housing  amusing  money  The-North  UK  interesting  London 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Proverbial Wallets Keep You Informed About Your Spending
'the pocket-sized cases are meant to help you pay better attention to your spending at a time when most of your transactions are done using debit cards and credit cards, instead of cash'
technology  living-in-the-future  gadgets  money  clever  interesting  internet 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Affordable homes facing demolition because of bedroom tax | Society | The Observer
There isn't the spare housing for people to move around like the bedroom tax wants them to. And it's not a bad thing for people to have spare rooms. But the government keeps on pushing this, because it's a way to punish people on benefits.
politics  epic-fail  fail  housing  money  westminster  UK  benefits  bedroom-tax 
november 2013 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
Daily Kos: A political crisis
After all, if you can't win, it's your responsibility to make sure the others lose. Right? Right??
politics  USA  amusing  money  republicans  comment  comics  healthcare  Obamacare 
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
US shutdown: an explainer for non-Americans | theguardian
Personally, I think that a big reason they want to shut down Obamacare is how popular it'll become once it actually kicks in properly.
politics  USA  fail  money  republicans  interesting  medicine  healthcare  Obamacare 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
7 Private Islands That Cost Less Than A Flat In London
If by 'Flat in London' you mean 'Zone 1 or just outside, 2-3 bedrooms, near major tube and rail interchanges'.
money  property  interesting  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  London  buzzfeed 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Selection of Especially Stupid Benefit Sanctions
'Cruel, arbitrary and ridiculous reasons why people have their benefits stopped'
posttofacebook  fail  money  UK  benefits  culture 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Traffic wardens issue 'dodgy' parking tickets to meet 'targets'
Many years ago, when I passed my probation as a traffic warden (about a week or two before I quit), they did say several, times that I needed to 'improve my quotas'. There were no explicit targets for us there, but there was definitely pressure to give more tickets.
parking  posttofacebook  cars  local-government  money  UK  interesting 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A £5,000 cap on donations?
'Manifesto at 2015 general election expected to include pledge to 'take the big money out of politics' - but it has yet to reach a consensus with Tories and Lib Dems'
party-funding  politics  posttofacebook  money  westminster  UK  interesting  Labour-party 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking | Environment | The Guardian
Two Pennsylvanian children will live their lives under a gag order imposed under a $750,000 settlement
law  USA  news  money  litigation  interesting  wtf  energy  fracking 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Migrants needed to pay for NHS spending or Britain will go broke, says OBR - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
Immigrants are usually working age, and most of them do work, and thus pay tax. A lot of government spending is on children and the elderly, who are generally not paying much tax at that age. Thus, if net migration drops significantly, the deficit is likely to increase.
politics  posttofacebook  immigration  money  UK  economics  interesting  statistics  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
MPs' pay rise: the proposal explained | Politics | guardian.co.uk
'£10,000 is the headline figure but the actual proposed increase in MPs' incomes is more complex.'
politics  posttofacebook  money  UK  westminster  interesting  expenses 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Capitalist’s Case for a $15 Minimum Wage - Bloomberg
'cause it means people can afford to actually buy stuff, which is good for the economy.
politics  USA  minimum-wage  money  economics  interesting  inequality  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Chicago Grid | Eight nerds get rich off a game that makes Oprah sob into a Lean Cuisine
'Cards Against Humanity has made well more than $12 million, all because some Highland Park 20-somethings wanted to avoid conversation.'
amusing  awesome  business  culture  gaming  geek  money  posttofacebook  via-James-Graham 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - European Court upholds UK political advert ban
'An attempt to allow US-style political advertising on British TV has failed after European judges ruled the UK's blanket ban did not breach free speech.'
thank-fuck-for-that  politics  news  advertising  money  UK  westminster  democracy 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Researchers Finally Replicated Reinhart-Rogoff, and There Are Serious Problems. | Next New Deal
That being the study that said you need to keep debt down to have good growth, and was used to justify all the austerity.
austerity  financial-crisis  money  economics  business  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  statistics 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
21 graphs that show America’s health-care prices are ludicrous
'pay much, much more than other countries do for the exact same things'
posttofacebook  fail  USA  money  wtf  healthcare 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Brick up spare rooms, urges Labour MP Frank Field
'said landlords should "brick up" doors and "knock down the walls" in defiance.'
tax  protest  money  bedroom-tax  government  interesting 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Planning minister’s war on the countryside - Telegraph
'Property developers have been privately promised that planning laws will be liberalised again within weeks to allow them to begin a house-building boom backed by this week’s Budget.'
politics  building  planning-laws  news  money  westminster  UK 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
MPs profits on taxpayer-funded second homes stay secret for now - Telegraph
'Profits made by scores of MPs on their taxpayer-funded second homes have not been published after a legal challenge' (which sources believe was paid for by a millionaire potential Tory leadership candidate.
expenses-scandal  politics  money  conservatives  westminster  interesting  expenses 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Labour abstention on workfare bill prompts party infighting
Quite why Labour is helping the government cover their arse with retroactive legislation to make the illegal become legal, I'm not sure.
benefits  fail  fairness  labour  law  money  politics  posttofacebook  uk  westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Train Wi-Fi and mobile access expected to be in Osborne's budget giveaway | Politics | The Guardian
Some 12 out of 25 rail franchise operators still don't have Wi-Fi – chancellor expected to offer an inducement to them to install it
budget  politics  technology  transport  money  westminster  UK  interesting  internet  trains 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
'If I turn a green field into an estate then I’m not doing it for peanuts' - Telegraph
'Three councillors reveal their involvement with consultancies which specialise in helping companies to win planning permission for developments across the country.'
politics  lobbying  fail  corruption  local-government  money  UK  wtf 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Head of economic watchdog rebukes Cameron for misrepresenting its position - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'it in fact believed there was a short-term effect and that "fiscal consolidation measures have reduced economic growth over the past couple of years".'
politics  posttofacebook  lies  financial-crisis  news  Conservatives  money  economics  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  Westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nationwide to leave benefit claimants homeless - Telegraph
'The Mortgage Works (TMW), which is part of Nationwide, will not offer new loans to landlords who accept housing benefit in a move which experts said could leave people unable to find anywhere to live.'
wtf  fail  money  housing  Nationwide  poverty  UK  posttofacebook 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
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