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Highly Unlikely ...
PM Mark Rutte travels to London today to visit his friend and Conservative colleague Boris Johnson ... it's about Afghanistan he says. 🤥 Hard to believe as his caretaker Cabinet was shaken by vote of censure in Dutch lower house yesterday affecting both the FM Kaag (D66) and Defense minister Bijleveld (CDA). Both are leading politicians of parties still supporting the caretaker government. Sigrid Kaag resigned to work full time as MP and key player in the formation talks ongoing for six months after the election.
He lost two key figures of his cabinet due to failures on withdrawal from Kabul and leaving interpreters with family and human rights workers behind. Handling of visa and papers were in chaos as staff had left with the first evacuation flight. Rutte has no soul of decency and serves his party's populist agenda on immigration and with priority less taxation for multinationals. Problems are not solved ... where is our Dutch leader? His heart is in corporate welfare, not the hard working people of main street Rotterdam or Groningen.
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09/26/2010 03:20:11 PM EST
Britain's Broken Economy - and how to mend it by The new political economy network. An e-book published by Soundings.
This is an attempt to construct a compelling alternative to the current Neo-Classical Economic which has been taught to almost all now alive who have formally studied economics. Sadly, more than 90% of those accept that framework as reality. The popular attitude is that, while there may be some problems, there is really no alternative to this existing approach. This e-book is an attempt to provide just such a compelling alternative. This is a difficult task and I believe this could become a valuable contribution. The authors are generally on point, at least in their conception, though I do find some aspects with which to quibble:
The economic crisis should herald a new progressive moment for the centre left, but instead there is a lack of a sense of purpose, and a difficulty in defining a new radical politics. Nowhere is this problem more acute than in the realm of political economy, where the discrediting of neoclassical economics has left an intellectual void in policy making.
The revival of a progressive politics requires a new political economy that will enable Britain's transition from casino capitalism to a balanced, low carbon, equitable form of economic development. We need an economics whose principles are ecologically sustainable wealth creation, cultural inventiveness, equality and human flourishing.
I must dispute one of the above statements: