Social security was originally designed to ensure that everyone was protected from the worst ravages of unfettered capitalism. To say that we have regressed as a society since then is an understatement.
‘Behavioural economics’ are currently embedded within our current welfare system. This is a technocratic solution to essentially politically created problems. It addresses social problems by simply shifting the blame and responsibility from state to individual. This has led to an increasingly punitive social security system, aimed at pushing people into employment, regardless of whether or not they are able to work. ‘Nudge’ is increasingly being used by an authoritarian Conservative government to ensure citizens behaviours are aligned with neoliberal ideology and policy outcomes.
People who are chronically ill are suffering terribly because of the government’s anti-welfare ideolology. Yet most of us have paid tax and National Insurance to ensure that we have access to social security…
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What A Season Its Been didn’t think anything could top 2016-17 Invincibles season but this ones been special too ..there’s no doubt who is the most successful club in scotland hands down ,the players the manager have been first class ..we welcome the challenge from aberdeen and hibs next season ..and maybe the wee diddy team from govan …..
DOUBLE TREBLE WINNERS NEVER BEEN DONE TILL BRENDAN RODGERS AND HIS INVINCIBLES RE-WRIT THE FORM BOOK …WELL DONE BHOYS YOU DID US PROUD!
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ed note–The Jews as a group who today are in total control of the media in America (and elsewhere throughout the West) did not get control of this very strategic asset by accident. In seeing their agenda move forward, they recognized that this–along with control of money, but to a lesser degree–must be achieved in the same way that any army seeks to take a hill and use its elevated position as a base of operations in lobbing ordnance down upon the enemy below.
And in this function, the media is more important than control of the money supply or even control of the government, for through the media and its ability to steer the entire culture of a nation, the politics, spending habits, behaviors, etc of people are hijacked and steered via remote control in whatever direction and in whatever manner the occupying power in control of information desires.
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Transport for the North is aiming to take ‘a fresh approach to transport’ in its forthcoming plan for transport in northern England, chief executive Barry White told the All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group on May 15.
[Railway Gazette, 18 May 2018]
A particular focus is on developing a transport network which would support ‘employment liquidity’, defined as making it easier for people to change jobs and lowering the risk of trying out new opportunities. White said London very successfully provides this liquidity, but in the north of England poor connectivity means people often feel they would need to move house to accept a job in another town, which creates a barrier that is holding back both employees and employers.
Mr White said TfN was ‘working at breakneck speed’ to prepare a high level plan for the cost, scope and business case for Northern Powerhouse Rail which will be submitted…
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