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As people find themselves and their families affected by Tory cuts they may start asking a few more questions.

The Failed Experiment – and how to build an economy that works by Andrew Fisher.


http://www.radicalread.co.uk/latest-tit ... experiment

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As people find themselves and their families affected by Tory cuts they may start asking a few more questions.

The Failed Experiment – and how to build an economy that works by Andrew Fisher.


http://www.radicalread.co.uk/latest-tit ... experiment


When this book comes out you should read it mate
http://newsnet.scot/2015/01/secrets-lie ... our-party/

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As people find themselves and their families affected by Tory cuts they may start asking a few more questions.

The Failed Experiment – and how to build an economy that works by Andrew Fisher.


http://www.radicalread.co.uk/latest-tit ... experiment


When this book comes out you should read it mate
http://newsnet.scot/2015/01/secrets-lie ... our-party/


Good stuff, will read that.

Thing with Blair, much was achieved under his government but the headline stuff was very poor judgement.

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A book I purchased recently is:

The People - ( The Rise and Fall of the Working Class ) by Selina Todd.

Halfway through it but it is a must read for those who are over 50 and may well remember some of the issues and conditions of life of working class people ( documented in the book here from 1910 to 2010 ) ...you can relate to so much discussed in the book that it is unreal at times.

Knocker, this is right up your street.... 8)

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The Game of Our Lives: The English Premier League and the Making of Modern Britain by David Goldblatt

A little bit of background and detail of the game of football in England since the early 90s. About how the game was taken away from the people (and the players). Didn't go far enough IMO. But still a decent, short read.

Also just finished bolo, bolo by p.m. for those radicals out there. 8)


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Has anyone read Playbooks and Checkbooks: An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports by Stefan Szymanski?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Playbooks-Check ... 0691127506

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Has anyone read Playbooks and Checkbooks: An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports by Stefan Szymanski?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Playbooks-Check ... 0691127506


No, but I know he's a professor at the University of Michigan and one of the co-writers of Soccernomics. He had a good essay in the latest edition of Howler Magazine as well.


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Has anyone read Playbooks and Checkbooks: An Introduction to the Economics of Modern Sports by Stefan Szymanski?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Playbooks-Check ... 0691127506


No, but I know he's a professor at the University of Michigan and one of the co-writers of Soccernomics. He had a good essay in the latest edition of Howler Magazine as well.


He's one of the most prominent academics in terms of the mainstream media. Doesn't do a huge amount of academic work anymore, focuses a lot more on books and media

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Here's one.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Promise-Joh ... B00LD69ULA

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For summer reading, try Christian Cameron.

A number of historical series about Greece and her wars. Also a great series about an English soldier of fortune in renascence Europe.

Historically accurate and very exciting.

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just found 'Waggys Tales' in a cheap book shop in Merry hill for £2.

struggling to grumble at that, couple of chapters in atm

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just found 'Waggys Tales' in a cheap book shop in Merry hill for £2.

struggling to grumble at that, couple of chapters in atm



He could have written a best seller, not many knew as much as Waggy through various decades.

He was far to kind when he eventually got down to writing his thoughts.

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just found 'Waggys Tales' in a cheap book shop in Merry hill for £2.

struggling to grumble at that, couple of chapters in atm



He could have written a best seller, not many knew as much as Waggy through various decades.

He was far to kind when he eventually got down to writing his thoughts.


there isn't a massive amount of info in the book, its pretty thin but for £2 its readable.

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just bought Clarke Carlisles book out of a cheapy book shop.

good at the moment, im about halfway in, the guy is a mess tho.

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just bought Clarke Carlisles book out of a cheapy book shop.

good at the moment, im about halfway in, the guy is a mess tho.


His face certainly is. What caused him to go on tilt, or is it a long standing, even hereditary problem?

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just bought Clarke Carlisles book out of a cheapy book shop.

good at the moment, im about halfway in, the guy is a mess tho.


His face certainly is. What caused him to go on tilt, or is it a long standing, even hereditary problem?


long standing, he really does love a drink!

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just found 'Waggys Tales' in a cheap book shop in Merry hill for £2.

struggling to grumble at that, couple of chapters in atm



He could have written a best seller, not many knew as much as Waggy through various decades.

He was far to kind when he eventually got down to writing his thoughts.


there isn't a massive amount of info in the book, its pretty thin but for £2 its readable.


Lots of references to drink which I found tedious after a while...but I suppose he was honest.

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just bought Clarke Carlisles book out of a cheapy book shop.

good at the moment, im about halfway in, the guy is a mess tho.


His face certainly is. What caused him to go on tilt, or is it a long standing, even hereditary problem?


long standing, he really does love a drink!


Me n'all, but I've never been tempted to go head to head with a lorry.

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Lots of references to drink which I found tedious after a while...but I suppose he was honest.


yeh, another dude who really liked a beer.

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Me n'all, but I've never been tempted to go head to head with a lorry.


it aint the first time he's tried to off himself either, he tried before.

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Lots of references to drink which I found tedious after a while...but I suppose he was honest.


yeh, another dude who really liked a beer.


If he'd been in to Sex-on-the-beach, and Singapore slings, it may have held SEL's attention, a little longer.

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Some friends remembered a conversation that we had in 2015 and they bought me a copy of Oliver Twist for Christmas. I have spent part of today reading it again. Absolutely wonderful writing and storytelling.
I intend to revisit the works of Mr Dickens throughout this year again.

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Some friends remembered a conversation that we had in 2015 and they bought me a copy of Oliver Twist for Christmas. I have spent part of today reading it again. Absolutely wonderful writing and storytelling.
I intend to revisit the works of Mr Dickens throughout this year again.


Have you been watching Dickensian?

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Some friends remembered a conversation that we had in 2015 and they bought me a copy of Oliver Twist for Christmas. I have spent part of today reading it again. Absolutely wonderful writing and storytelling.
I intend to revisit the works of Mr Dickens throughout this year again.


Have you been watching Dickensian?


I haven't yet mainly because of how a televisual adaption pales against the one that springs into the mind when reading. Is it a taper and keeper?

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Some friends remembered a conversation that we had in 2015 and they bought me a copy of Oliver Twist for Christmas. I have spent part of today reading it again. Absolutely wonderful writing and storytelling.
I intend to revisit the works of Mr Dickens throughout this year again.


Have you been watching Dickensian?


I haven't yet mainly because of how a televisual adaption pales against the one that springs into the mind when reading. Is it a taper and keeper?


The episodes are only short, and all the Dickens characters are present, but it's worth a watch.

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Some friends remembered a conversation that we had in 2015 and they bought me a copy of Oliver Twist for Christmas. I have spent part of today reading it again. Absolutely wonderful writing and storytelling.
I intend to revisit the works of Mr Dickens throughout this year again.


Is he the bloke from "Deal or no deal" Roz?

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Some friends remembered a conversation that we had in 2015 and they bought me a copy of Oliver Twist for Christmas. I have spent part of today reading it again. Absolutely wonderful writing and storytelling.
I intend to revisit the works of Mr Dickens throughout this year again.


Is he the bloke from "Deal or no deal" Roz?


No mate, I believe you are referring to Warwick Hunt.

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Some friends remembered a conversation that we had in 2015 and they bought me a copy of Oliver Twist for Christmas. I have spent part of today reading it again. Absolutely wonderful writing and storytelling.
I intend to revisit the works of Mr Dickens throughout this year again.


Is he the bloke from "Deal or no deal" Roz?


No mate, I believe you are referring to Warwick Hunt.


I see, just a doppelganger, or maybe a bloke that looked like him then

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Some friends remembered a conversation that we had in 2015 and they bought me a copy of Oliver Twist for Christmas. I have spent part of today reading it again. Absolutely wonderful writing and storytelling.
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A Tale of Two Cities is a good one.

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Couple of good reads if your into economic progression.


Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era
by Thomas C. Leonard.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2640 ... -reformers


Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari review – how data will destroy human freedom.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/ ... ari-review

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