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Fabius Maximus website Summary: We tend to see the complex politics of America but assume Putin rules a simple autocracy. Here Stratfor describes the fragile Russian state, under incredible pressure from the collapse of oil prices — while a struggle appears to have begun to control its future. The Kremlin’s Cracks Are All-Too Familiar Stratfor, …

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Both the British and Canadian economies experienced major winding backs in the size of government. Only the UK, under neoliberal pawn and closet Thatcherite Tony Blair, was that undone. He is now despised by many Labour Party members including its current leader for this record. Data extracted on 23 Feb 2016 07:45 UTC (GMT) from …

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Originally posted on Utopia, you are standing in it!:
https://twitter.com/PoliticalSift/status/660733745092272128 The Left in the USA and the UK like to show correlations between top incomes and the decline of union membership. https://twitter.com/epichartbot/status/657175015989751809 I thought I would check how this hypothesis travelled to European offshoots such as Australia and New Zealand. For example, in the USA,…

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Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate who pays interns. He pays a princely $10.10 per hour. Bernie Sanders pays well below the $15 living wage he expects all other employers to be by law required to pay out of their equally limited budgets. His revolution will be built on near starvation wages for the …

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Living the clean, green lifestyle means more than just buying carbon-offs in the same way that indulgences for sins were sold by the mediaeval Catholic Church. Russell Norman was an MP for 9 of the 12 months covered by this chart. He consistently had one of the smallest carbon footprints of a Green MP even …

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10 of the 14 green MPs have above-average air travel expenses – have an above average carbon footprint for a member of the New Zealand Parliament. It is not easy to be Green. Source: New Zealand Parliament – Members’ expense disclosure from 1 October to 31 December 2015.

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Source: Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth – OECD (2016).

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Originally posted on American Elephants:
John O’Sullivan is a prominent British conservative political journalist who was once speechwriter for Margaret Thatcher, and is an editor for National Review. Can’t vote here, not a citizen, but a visitor. He remarked “But it’s obvious that this election cycle is about Trump rather than about the other candidates.…

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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Members’ expense disclosure from 1 October to 31 December 2015. Source: New Zealand Parliament – Members’ expense disclosure from 1 October to 31 December 2015.

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