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How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 2.12.15.

Put human history on a timeline, and you’ll quickly realize that the theme of Prosperous Nations and People is an extremely rare anomaly.  981 more words

Politics

It Had To Happen. Soon You Could Face An In-Work Benefit Sanction ... For Going To Work

Part-time workers could face a benefit sanction for going to work under draconian new rules which force claimants of in-work benefits to constantly look for more, or better paid work. 866 more words

DWP

Obama Can't Fix Stupid

The U.S. Department of Education gave us a surprise this week, when they announced that after actually reviewing data (as opposed to just guessing it), 34% of student loan borrowers are late in payments. 443 more words

Micro Financing: Americans In Poverty Adopt This Movement

This has been my question, both personal and economical since 2005.

Now that I think about it, there is more than one question here.

And maybe that’s a good thing…. 152 more words

Society
EUROPEAN CAMPUS OF EXCELLENCE “THE WELFARE STATE AND INEQUALITY – EUROPE IN THE 21ST CENTURY”

Source: European Campus of Excellence

In the course of the 20th century the welfare state became a crucial structural feature for Europe’s modern democratic societies. 572 more words

Education

Homelessness in London soars by 79% since 2010 – report

Homelessness in London soars by 79% since 2010 – report — RT UK.

RT UK

March 27, 2015

(Reuters / Dylan Martinez)

The number of people sleeping rough on the streets of London has risen by over one-third in the past year, new government figures reveal. 449 more words

Poverty

Wake up call for councils tackling poverty

This week’s report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation offered revealing insights into poverty and social exclusion in Scotland. It focused attention quite rightly on rising levels of poverty among young adults and the growing proportion of low-paid workers to have university or higher education qualifications. 376 more words

COSLA