The Resolution Foundation has uncovered another of those things that just shame capitalism to its very core. It's an £8 a year problem - truly something that means we should radically alter our society, right? The actual problem identified is that companies have been gradually moving from weekly pay to monthly over the decades. This means that at any one time a worker has more wages outstanding that are...
This is one of those little examples of how an entirely cooked up statistic becomes a part of the national conversation. And then government tries to do something about it. Here the contention is that some large number of girls don't have enough money to deal with monthly necessities. Therefore the government should provide such for free. The problem here being that even the original contention doesn't stand up to...
When we talk about the resources used to make something we do need to be inclusive in those resources we're talking about. Sure, we can say that organic farming uses fewer chemicals than industrial farming. But it also often enough uses more labour and definitely uses more land. So, which resources do we want to talk about when we talk of a low input system of agriculture? Equally we can...
If you'd like a good reason to leave the European Union here is just that. The people who negotiate trade treaties on behalf of said European Union have the point and purpose of trade entirely the wrong way around. They think that trade agreements should be to protect domestic producers when the whole aim of the game is to introduce competition for those domestic producers. Thank goodness these people will...
A senior and retired judge - who has his memoirs just coming out - complains that mere electricians make more than junior criminal lawyers. This is true but quite why there are complaints about it is uncertain. For junior professionals always do - at least should do - make less than skilled tradesmen. Electricians now earn more than young criminal barristers, according to Sir Richard Henriques, as he says the...

expunct

in British English
expunct (ɪkˈspʌŋkt)
VERB (transitive)
1. to delete or erase; blot out; obliterate
2. to wipe out or destroy

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