Monthly Archives: November 2010

Behavioural Economics

This talk by Prof. David Laibson about behavioural economics is definitely worth the 30 minutes he takes to explain the theory that is apparently driving a fair amount of public policy under the new government. If you can’t spare that long then perhaps … Continue reading

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Heidi asks about money for elderly care

Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East, Labour) In October, the Secretary of State told the House that it was outrageous for me to suggest that the money announced in the comprehensive spending review for elderly care would be wiped out by overall … Continue reading

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Joan asks about EMA

Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford, Labour) The Secretary of State has spoken a great deal about the poorest, but he appears not to understand that no matter how much money is in the schools budget, it is the money in the … Continue reading

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Heidi wonders why no NI holiday for Lewisham

Heidi Alexander made a speech questioning why the government were proposing a National Insurance holiday for business outside London, but were not making the same provision available for London businesses. She points out that 38% of Lewisham’s population work in … Continue reading

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Sir Steve makes the case for where responsibility lies

Steve Bullock has written a piece setting out how he has approached the cuts package agreed by Mayor and Cabinet last week: It has been clear for most of the year that there would be significant reductions in public spending … Continue reading

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Twitter Ye Not

Given the way the law views these things here are a few songs you won’t be twittering the lyrics of any time soon.

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Ken and Carl

Political Scrapbook notices that Ken supported Carl recently.

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