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Wage disparity: Is the justification for paying someone more really justifiable? I have a lot of experience in my field but I am being paid a lot less than others who are relatively new to the field. But should we pay people less because their role supposedly is easy for others to take on? What is that saying when we pay someone in a university context less because they focus on teaching than research? What are we saying to even lower paid staff (i.e. cleaners) about their role in the organisation and the quality of work we are expecting of them? Can we really complain about their quality of work when we don't regard their role as worthy of a better reward? They have no more hours in the day to earn more.
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"The four spiritual laws of theocapitalism are seldom articulated overtly, but their covert influence is pervasive. Whereever you see apeals to progress through rapid growth, serenity through possession and consumption, salvation by competition, and freedom to prosper through unaccountable corporations, you can be sure you are in the territory of this nearly omnipresent god." (Brian D McLaren (2007) Everything must change)
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Is money an issue of trust or lack of trust?
The normal convention is to see money as being based on trust in the sense that we trust that others will accept money as part of transactions for goods and services. In this article, I want to turn this premise around and ar...
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Not all economists believe helicopter money is evil.
If Quantitative Easing (QE), why not helicopter money? We know helicopter money is much more effective at stimulating demand. Helicopter money is a form of what economists call money financed fiscal stimulus (MFFS). In their ...
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The new colonialism: There is no sovereignty for Greece when the will of the Greek people is subjugated to the dictates of the European Union for a debt run up by bankers and transferred onto the people.

Is Greece really bankrupt? What would Greek people really do if Greece defaulted on its debts? Could they forge a new democratic economic order?

Why are the poor paying for the mismanagement of the rich?
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Our time in Greensboro has seen us hist the Civil Rights Museum and the Guildford Courthouse battle site for the battle for freedom for the UK.
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I wasn't going to watch the New Year in but somehow I ended up watching American fireworks in the Austin sky at midnight. I wonder how much money went up in that one hour period?
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Desmond Tutu said "No longer should the peace business be undermined by the arms business"
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Have we been here before? The Roman empire and the current framing story
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Who has a fresh vision? Here I question the framing stories by which we live and ask who has the power or will to change them.
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How does our accounting practices impact the way that we interact with each other?
It is now some months ago that we looked at this chapter (Jackson & Dyson 2012, chapter 8). In fact, the reading group has now completed reading the book and I still struggling with this blog entry. Why?The chapter describes ...
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Is education too dull? Should we be encouraging students to create new knowledge rather than regurgitate old knowledge?
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Money as a result of lack of trust
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

The normal convention is to see money as being based on trust in the sense that we trust that others will accept money as part of transactio

Have we been here before?
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

I have been rereading Brian McLaren's (2007) “Everything must change.” He finishes chapter 10 by talking about “Jesus resituated.” Basically

Helicopter money and the government of central bank nightmares
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If Quantitative Easing (QE), why not helicopter money? We know helicopter money is much more effective at stimulating demand. Helicopter mon

Who has the fresh vision?
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

Over the last two weeks, I have listened to people talking about sustainability through localising economies and the framing stories that we

Accounting, Debt, and Society
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It is now some months ago that we looked at this chapter (Jackson & Dyson 2012, chapter 8). In fact, the reading group has now completed rea

PHD Comics: Nothing
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Link to Piled Higher and Deeper

It's socialism for the rich and capitalism for the rest of us in Britain...
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Who are the real scroungers? Free-marketeers decry 'big government' yet the City and big business benefit hugely from the state – from bailo

Reforming the Banking System
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Monetary reform has to deal with a number of issues. There are a number of things that need to change. These include stopping banks creating

Greed vs. Need
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I attended the launch of End Hunger Fast campaign for lent at St Phillips Cathedral in Birmingham on Wednesday afternoon. I am not a big fan

Social and Environmental Impact
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What is the impact of the current economic system? Jackson and Dyson (2012) describe what they see as the social and environmental impact of

Oppression, liberation, and judgement
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I struggle with passages on the bible that speak of violent judgement by God. This can be against those seen as his people of in the case of

Prophecy and Judgement
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My interest in prophecy has less to do with ancient prophecy and whether it has been fulfilled. I am more interest in how we can communicate

Justice and Silence
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We read Micah 3 during this week. Micah in this passage speaks out against the the injustice in Judah's society. He speaks out on three fron

Economic Consequences
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This chapter, “Economic Consequences of the current system” (Jackson and Dyson, 2012, Chapter 4) deals with some of the standard assumptions

Birmingham to Redditch and back
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Having documented the Birmingham canals ride, it is time to report on my final ride for the year. With a crisp clear day on Sunday, 27 Decem

Exploring Birmingham Canals
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Looking at the blog, I see that I didn't blog on any rides this year. I had been off the bike through the early part of the year after the r

The Current Monetary System
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The second of our economic reading group meetings happened least Wednesday (20 November). In this gathering, we looked at the current moneta

The Origins of Money
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This blog partly comes from my reading in preparation for an economics reading group in Birmingham, UK. If you live around the Birmingham ar

I have a dream or two or three...
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I have a dream, well more than one dream but I am conscious that other dreamers haven't seen their dreams come to full fruition. I am thinki

The Basic Income Guarantee
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On Christmas day in the late fifties, Nelle Harper Lee received the gift of a year's wages with a note encouraging her to spend her time wri