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On November 13, 1887, British police busted up an unemployment march that also had strong Irish nationalist leanings, leading to a violent battle in streets between the protestors and the cops. Bloody Sunday became one of the iconic moments in British labor history. In the U.S., we talk about the Panic of 1873 as an […]

Global Tax Loopholes

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On October 14, 2021

One of the single biggest problems in global governance is the mania to move money across the globe to tax havens. We are finally seeing some movement in coordinating internationally on this, which co

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Brexittastic

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On October 1, 2021
Gee, I wonder if letting immigrants into the nation and rejoining Europe would help the British? Long lines outside gas stations. Panicked drivers fighting one another as the pumps run dry. Soldiers deployed to distribute fuel across the country. And in the background, the pandemic stretching on, food rotting in fields and families sinking into […]
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I have a certain sympathy with this Labour MP Jon Trickett arguing in a Jacobin interview that the party must fight a class war than a culture war. He represents a northern community and I can see why he’d long for a return to the class-first politics of the 20th century. But there are also […]
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The British Nostalgia Complex

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On December 6, 2017
I haven’t seen The Crown. My wife likes it but then she likes all of what I derisively call “That British shit,” by which I mean the boring, middlebrow movies probably starring Judi Dench that dominate the showings at what attempts to pass for the art cinemas of Providence, Downton Abbey, etc. This is a […]

Progress

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On September 10, 2017

Congratulations to the British. From fish and chips to the traditional roast dinner, us Brits love to elevate the simplest of dishes with the help of a good sauce. But when it comes to which one we li

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