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#Personal #AntiRacist #MonetarySovereignty #GreenNewDeal #PublicDeficitIsPrivateSurplusRealist #LivingWage #JobGuarantee #FullEmployment @nottsgreenparty
Nov 26, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
@HMRCgovuk

How #government #spending #works
legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vict/29-… "Nice 1866 legislation mention here:

"Neil Wilson

Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 18:26

“They should tell the British people how the Treasury actually spends – that is, that it instructs the Bank of England to type numbers into bank accounts on its behalf”
Specifically...
Jun 15, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
MT "Music creates new, subtler, more complicated, and therefore more dangerous pleasures…

brainpickings.org/2017/07/03/kaf… ...But poetry aims at clarifying the wilderness of pleasures, at intellectualizing, purifying, and therefore humanizing them. Music is a multiplication of sensuous life; poetry, on the other hand, disciplines and elevates it.
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Mar 15, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
@RuthEdwardsMP

"Social Distancing

There is one very simple thing that we can do and that works: social distancing"

"How Can Politicians Contribute to Social Distancing?"

"Mitigation

Mitigation requires heavy social distancing. People need to stop hanging out to drop the... ...transmission rate (R), from the R=~2–3 that the virus follows without measures, to below 1, so that it eventually dies out.

These measures require closing companies, shops, mass transit, schools, enforcing lockdowns… The worse your situation, the worse the social distancing
Nov 27, 2019 6 tweets 3 min read
Dear @Ruth4Rushcliffe

I am a local resident who, if you are successful in this election, will become one of your constituents. I write about the televised climate and nature election debate - due to be screened on @Channel4 at 7pm on 28th November - to express my concern that the Prime Minister is refusing to take part in this debate, and to ask you to contact him to urge him to do so.

The leaders of Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and the SNP have agreed to take part. As a voter deeply concerned about climate and nature breakdown -
May 13, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
MT

We have under 11.5 years to limit #climateCatastrophe
warns #UN
theguardian.com/environment/20… "“We can see there is a difference and it’s substantial,” Roberts said.

At 1.5C the proportion of the global population exposed to water stress could be 50% lower than at 2C, it notes. Food scarcity would be less of a problem and hundreds of millions fewer people, particularly..
May 12, 2019 4 tweets 4 min read
@billy_blog lovely to meet you, @wbmosler and Martin yesterday.

I hope your journeys went well?

A couple of slightly #tangential things from the #frontline I think you'll find of interest;

gov.uk/government/pub… You may be amused at the rankings for #CivilService for the UK, The US and, say, #Germany...

civilserviceworld.com/articles/news/…
Feb 16, 2019 4 tweets 9 min read
@katiecannon2 @meadwaj @rad_econ @moh_kohn @PatriciaNPino @paulmasonnews Basic central banking, sic, a la Walter Bagehot, it is the lender of last resort at a higher interest rate. Without clearing reserves, the financial system jams up, like in the big bank crash and the interbank lending market liquidity dries and seizes up as... @katiecannon2 @meadwaj @rad_econ @moh_kohn @PatriciaNPino @paulmasonnews ...no-one knows which banks are safe or are unsustainable because of the high levels of unsustainable private bank debt.