Friday, 11 November 2016

Aftermath

More or less a holding position to collate some post-Trump / post-Brexit thinking that is worth reading


One thought from me is that it's obvious that globalisation, overall, has led to a significant increase in the standard of living of many, many people in the developing world. Which I think is a good thing. But I don't live in an area of the UK or the US where there are fewer and fewer well paid jobs, less and less job security and where wages, for those in work, are stagnant. (Actually, my wages are stagnant (or worse, due to as a result of the pay freeze, inflation, tax and National Insurance changes, reductions in bonuses and increases in pension contributions) since I'm a Civil Servant. But there are at least stagnant at a level which is generous compared to the 'average' person)

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Eerie parallel

Last time Kate was away in Morocco I went to bed safe in the knowledge I would awake to a sane decision by the electorate. Tonight I go to bed dreading the worst.