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The Quarter Quell: July-September 2015

Not been the busiest time on the blog the past three months, but here are the most popular posts from during it: 7) Labour’s leadership election takes us into the silly season – Remember when we all thought Jeremy Corbyn might win the…

Worth Reading 181: Poisoning Ptolemy

With the dissertation over, I can get back to blogging some more. So here, have some links: Not such a good idea: Why you should think twice about online voting – a good article setting out the flaws with online voting. I work…

Worth Reading 180: Turn around, treble treble

When Labour lost its soul, and the next election – Simon Wren-Lewis on Labour’s mistakes in abstaining on the welfare reform bill. I gave up Ayn Rand for Bernie Sanders – An interesting perspective from the US on how the concerns that drive…

Worth Reading 178: Condemn the New Prophecy!

Managerialism vs Innovation – “Does management’s pursuit of efficiency crowd out innovation?” asks Chris Dillow, wondering if creating small productivity gains through managerialist efficiency is driving out bigger gains that can be made through innovation. On politics and the ‘common’ – Alex Marsh…

The Quarter Quell: April-June 2015

Being the most popular posts on this blog for the last three months. Be warned, some of these links seemed incredibly relevant at the time, but the post-election landscape now makes them quaint relics of an earlier more innocent time. 8) On Milifandom…

Worth Reading 177: Martina’s titles

Labour should forget ‘Saint’ David Miliband – he fluffed his chance – A very good assessment by Steven Fielding of just why David Miliband wasn’t and isn’t the solution to all Labour’s problems. Should we aim for budget surpluses? – Simon Wren-Lewis looks…

Bloggers for Tim: A collection of posts backing Tim Farron for Lib Dem leader

I thought it would be useful to bring together all the blog posts written in support of Tim Farron’s leadership campaign into a single post. I’ve gathered these from Tim’s site, the Lib Dem Blogs aggregator and others I’ve seen links to. If…

Worth Reading 176: The Gliese with a planet

30 years on: What really happened at the Battle of the Beanfield? – A fascinating account of policy brutality against a group of travellers in the 1980s. Charles Kennedy – a lovely man, a talented politician, a great friend with a shared enemy…

Worth Reading 175: The end of Abraham

The medieval ‘New England’: a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-eastern Black Sea coast – A fascinating piece of history: did post-Norman Conquest exiles from England end up establishing a Nova Anglia in the Crimea that lasted for at least two centuries? Lib…

Worth Reading 174: Gavaskar’s first World Cup innings

The Inside Story Of “The Crystal Maze”, The Most Epic Game Show Ever Made – Another of BuzzFeed’s looks behind the scenes at a classic TV show. Pro-growth, anti-business – Being good for the economy and being good for business are not the…

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