Helicopter parenting was only at the end of this trend

The 1 Most Interesting Thing We Just Learned About Twitter

Famous last headlines

‘The Simpsons’ predicted President Trump way back in 2000

via ‘The Simpsons’ predicted President Trump way back in 2000 – The Washington Post.

‘I am an American’: Man who was ‘ready for jihad’ before attempting to join ISIL sobs as he’s given 15 years prison

The first Paul Krugman (1997) on what trade negotiators negotiate about

via WHAT SHOULD TRADE NEGOTIATORS NEGOTIATE ABOUT? A REVIEW ESSAY.

Why no ethnic wage gap for New Zealanders aged 15 to 24?

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via New Zealand Income Survey 2014 via Human Rights Commission: Tracking Equality at Work

#TPPA The first Paul Krugman on trade agreements that level the playing field behind the border

via WHAT SHOULD TRADE NEGOTIATORS NEGOTIATE ABOUT? A REVIEW ESSAY.

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Danny Nicol: Constitutional Implications of Jeremy Corbyn

UK Constitutional Law Association

Danny NicolThe popularity of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election raises intriguing constitutional questions. Irrespective of whether Corbyn becomes leader, what would be the impact on our system of governance of a shift to the left in the Labour Party? If there were an attempt at a new progressive era of 1906 or 1945 scale on the part of a future Labour administration, what would become of the constitution?

Often, legal scholars look at constitutional questions issue by issue. But it may sometimes be valuable to consider them as part of an overarching political settlement. Since 1979 that settlement has been a neoliberal one. Constitutional changes have predominantly been driven by the need to move the country in a capitalist direction and – crucially – to keep it there for the future, irrespective of changes in party or popular sentiment. The rights of corporations must at all costs be elevated…

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Has there been any labour market deregulation ever in the UK, Australia or New Zealand?

Major deregulations and re-regulations of the labour market in Australia and New Zealand did not move the employment protection inducts around that much in figure 1. All is been quiet on the labour market regulation front of the UK pretty much since the index was started.

Figure 1: OECD employment protection index (EPI), strictness of employment protection – individual and collective dismissals, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand, 1990 – 2013

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Source: OECD StatExtract.

The Work Choices legislation in Australia in 2006 was looked upon by the OECD as a somewhat minor deregulation not much more in scale than the deregulation introduced in 2008 with the election of the National Party led government.

Nobody told the unions that.

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