This is no recovery, this is a bubble – and it will burst | Ha-Joon Chang | Comment is free | The Guardian

This is no recovery, this is a bubble – and it will burst | Ha-Joon Chang | Comment is free | The Guardian. According to the stock market, the UK economy is in a boom. Not just any old boom, but a historic one. On 28 October 2013, the FTSE 100 index hit 6,734, breaching the level … More This is no recovery, this is a bubble – and it will burst | Ha-Joon Chang | Comment is free | The Guardian

Tough austerity measures in Greece leave nearly a million people with no access to healthcare, leading to soaring infant mortality, HIV infection and suicide – Europe – World – The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/tough-austerity-measures-in-greece-leave-nearly-a-million-people-with-no-access-to-healthcare-leading-to-soaring-infant-mortality-hiv-infection-and-suicide-9142274.html

Swiss vote on immigration boosts far-right parties through rest of Europe | World news | The Observer

Swiss vote on immigration boosts far-right parties through rest of Europe | World news | The Observer. When Christian Ragger heard that the Swiss had voted to cap immigration into their country in a referendum last weekend, he was “deeply impressed”, he says. “All over the world, immigration is protected [from being limited]. It required … More Swiss vote on immigration boosts far-right parties through rest of Europe | World news | The Observer

Norwegian voting patterns are a warning to leftwing parties elsewhere

Henning Finseraas and Kåre Vernby  Low levels of citizen participation in politics have long been seen as a serious democratic problem, and a possible relationship between turnout and election outcomes is a prominent topic of discussion in political science. The most frequent claim is that left-of-centre parties benefit from higher levels of turnout since many of them … More Norwegian voting patterns are a warning to leftwing parties elsewhere

The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World. – NYTimes.com

The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World. – NYTimes.com. In Manhattan, the upscale clothing retailer Barneys will replace the bankrupt discounter Loehmann’s, whose Chelsea store closes in a few weeks. Across the country, Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants are struggling, while fine-dining chains like Capital Grille are thriving. And at … More The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World. – NYTimes.com