We have to be honest with ourselves at this point in time and admit that the current housing market is an absolute shambles. In a country where owning your own home is the norm it’s unacceptable that, for me to be able to purchase a house of a small amount lesser value than my parents or grandparents, I need a mortgage which requires a £60,000 deposit and at least a £70,000-a-year income. This should be expected considering my area of residence: Oxfordshire where house prices…Continue Reading “Housing Policy and the Budget 2015”

Fiscal policy and democracy

I would like to put forward an argument for the decentralisation of fiscal policy in modern democracies in the light of inherent deficit bias and thus the arrival at a point beyond which fiscal action becomes limited due to spiralling government debt. It would be useful, in my mind, to outline a separate fiscal institution responsible for budget setting and tax rate selection that is independent of democratic process. The need and reasoning for this follows an argument based on the fickleness and short-term stupidity…Continue Reading “Fiscal Policy and Democracy”

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  The woman who cannot be stopped: Maria Sharapova   Sabine Lisicki, the unseeded German, saw a glimpse of hope at the start of her semi-final encounter with Sharapova. She won three straight games through a fantastic array of shots and serves, though this turned. The momentum of the russian tennis juggernaut overwhelmed the german. Lisicki was merely an awkward obstacle on Sharapova’s path to success.   Maria was number 1 in the world in 2005 (WTA) earn’t through her powerful, sharp and majestic tennis play. She…Continue Reading “The woman who cannot be stopped: Maria Sharapova”

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I am writing now to provide my opinion on one of the largest and most fundamental issues in modern politics. For years it has been debated as to what the government’s role in society should be. Those of a right wing persuasion believe that the government should stay well out of into are public affairs and only pursue the essentials such as law enforcement. Those of a more left wing ideal tend to believe that the government should act as a steadying force to the…Continue Reading “Is The Government Too Involved?”

illegal immigrants

A very common complaint in radical right wing circles is that illegal immigrants are stealing the jobs of lower wage citizens. If you speak to many Americans in some of the southern states in the USA the word “Mexican” is almost slang for illegal aliens as the Mexicano latino population is so large and many are in the states illegitimately. It is the view of many that the ones who are getting the jobs illegally are to blame for much unemployment in affected areas. However…Continue Reading “Who Really Causes The Illegal Immigration Problem?”

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Sky Sports News ran a fairly insignificant feature amongst the madness of the transfer window and tennis today. It revolved around the creation of a new educational establishment in Burnley based inside the Turf Moor stadium of Burnley Football Club. This new establishment looks set to provide such valuable qualifications as a degree in Football Studies. That means that some poor soul will be shelling out £9k a year sometime in the near future for just another virtually worthless degree and then moaning when they…Continue Reading “Stop With The Crazy Degrees”

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In the run up to the London 2012 the British government has set about plugging grass roots sport as much as they possibly can. As with most recent schemes the money spent has been horribly misallocated and therefore I, as a member of various sports clubs and organisations, have not seen any noticeable benefit. I am of the opinion that the sports development should have been focused a lot more on school sports and not ridiculous school sports that seem to have crept in (ultimate…Continue Reading “School Sports Are The Key”