Sure, why not. What could possibly go wrong?
Have a look at one of my previous posts at https://plus.google.com/+JoergFliege/posts/HswBGfurLpA for a breakdown of teaching income, and teaching income only. Research income is something else, and both items cross subsidize each other frequently at higher tier institutions. Note that the post discusses average or overall income; depending on the institution, the picture might look different.
Now that the pound is weak, the overseas buyers are coming in. But they don't buy goods, they buy whole companies.
Lets see how many of these acquisitions get strapped of patents and workforce over the next couple of years.
As OP writes, this is a sign that the Sanders campaign is driving Clinton to the left.
So we had a Brexit vote and it won. But since the vote a chorus of otherwise democratic and progressive people have come out calling for MPs to vote against Brexit, for Government to do nothing, for the courts to block it, or in some other way to do the opposite of that the people voted for. To me this is baffling.
Probably, people feel that Brexit is a catastrophic result like fascists coming to power. I don't think so, I think it's within the range of reasonable outcomes. Brexit is inconvenient for people like me, marginally I think it's a mistake for the UK, and it will accelerate the impending disaster that is the EU. The EU as currently constructed is a failure. It has to turn into a federation, or it needs to be deconstructed and remade better. Britain did not land the EU in that crisis (unequivocally Germany did) but by withdrawing at this critical time the UK may push the EU into the path of disastrous break-up rather than hopeful reform. My argument against Brexit is mainly one of post-war responsibility.
Still, we have a referendum result and many people don't like it. What should the UK actually do? My instinct is direct democracy trumps representational, so we should leave. But there are other options. We could vote again, as a "cooling off" safeguard. The UK government is in fact representational democracy, not direct, so arguably the MPs should vote. Why did we have a referendum then? Arguably to inform the MPs when they vote. How should the MPs ideally take heed of the voters they represent? Should they respect the nationwide majority and Leave? Should they tow the party line and Remain? Should they go by what they hear from their own constituents? Should they vote as the electorate did locally in their constituency, which is not the same thing as the nationwide vote? Any of the above?
The trouble is each of these ways of reaching a decision yields different results. Some obvious, some easily answerable by data although I don't have it, some unknowable. Again I prefer referendums as an unequivocal way of settling these types of questions, but the others have merit. In the light of what happened, how would you want the UK to settle its Leave or Remain question?
NATO would have bombed them to bits already.
And who's hit hardest? The less developed parts of the UK, Wales, Cornwall and the North, to which most of the development aid from the EU was supposed to go.
Exactly those areas which voted for Leave, mostly.
The North of England, Cornwall and tech companies in London could all be hit by a sudden loss of hundreds of millions of pounds
Next step: billboards.
Interesting fact: she is one of the oldest known victims of breast cancer.
The tattoo designs are really intricate and lovely.
I also share stuff that I find interesting or thought provoking, even if I do not always agree with the sentiments of the original share itself.
The focus is usually around Mathematics and Operations Research, Science & Engineering (especially Space Science, Space Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering), Education, the politics of the above fields, and similar issues.
But really, it can get pretty eclectic. Have a look at the stream of posts and +1, and build your own opinion.
- Dortmund UniversityMathematik, 1987 - 1997Undergraduate studies, postgraduate studies, PhD. The whole shebang.
- Dortmund UniversityMathematik, 1998 - 2001Habilitation. (At that time, there still was such a thing.)
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