County Councils ‘lost money’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7946287.stm
Why we have to have a revolution in thinking, and a revolution of massive change, within our hapless – and now quite hopeless – financial institutions and many major or minor government departments. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026786.100-special-report-why-politicians-dare-not-limit-economic-growth.html Kate Soper ‘What is nature?’ Culture, politics and the non-human.
London Metropolitan University. Mark Steel in Town http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00j4jzw And, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2x822s0_00
"Today in Capitalist and Communist society, many consider that the only knowledge worth having is that which will help them achieve some economic or bureaucratic goal, which they happen to think important. In Capitalist States this attitude of mind relegates the neocortex, that wondrous instrument of unimaginable sophistication to a near full time cash register. In Totalitarian Nations concentration on climbing the dangerous and slippery bureaucratic ladder, leads to fanaticism and religious fervour (fundamentalism) reminiscent of the Middle Ages. The brain becomes the humble servant of the state ideology. The individual counts for nothing. Thus, cruelty knows no bounds". Russell.
"In the context of the current recession, it is extremely arrogant for university vice chancellors to be fantasising about charging their students even higher fees and plunging them into over £32,000 of debt," said NUS president Wes Streeting.
Arrogance of Universities http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7946912.stm
‘Arrogance and Admiration of Ourselves’ Charles Darwin. See, photos, ‘power point’. "There would be as much scope as ever for all kinds of mental culture, and moral and social progress…for improving the art of living and much more likelihood of it being improved, when minds cease to be engrossed by the art of getting on." Stationary economic growth, ‘Principles of Political Economy’ John Stuart Mill, 1848. And, Barbara Ward – "The total lack of proportion in the whole exercise gives it a weird atmosphere of unreality, as though one had strayed into a science fiction narrative and landed on a planet, in which only fear and greed were institutionalised at a global level. A planet inhabited and ruled by anthropoids with only fossilized and vestigial intelligence, and a hideous preoccupation with death". ‘The Home of Man’.
UNI Finance http://www.uniglobalunion.org/UNIFinance.nsf/$webDocuments/EDF0B877106A669DC12574CF005575D2
Ahead of the curve USA $I.2tn extra into their economy. Where are our miserable lot the BofE and ECB? http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7951493.stm