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polis: Five Myths About Education

polis: Five Myths About Education | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it

For at least 170 years, a simple but incendiary argument has been present around the margins of public discourse — an argument with the potential to radically transform society. It asserts that education is fundamentally oppressive and should give way to continuous self-directed learning. While I'm new to this line of thinking, I find it increasingly persuasive. Could bringing an end to education make us more innovative and effective in pursuing justice, peace, healthy ecosystems and other objectives of primary importance?

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Welcome to my Politics and Economy Scoop.

 

It is a fairly generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.

 

You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.

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GOLD FALL YESTERDAY: It might not have been big, but it was naked manipulation

GOLD FALL YESTERDAY: It might not have been big, but it was naked manipulation | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
CRASH2: Reality intervenes, so time for a bigger dose of unreality
I’ve been blogging about the gold-dump syndrome for over six years, and the phenomenon rarely changes in either form or aperture.
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Two thirds of people don’t support Osborne’s spending cuts, poll finds

Two thirds of people don’t support Osborne’s spending cuts, poll finds | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
A poll conducted by ComRes for The Independent has found that there isn’t substantial support for George Osborne’s economic plan to cut public spending faster.
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Red Ed? Poll shows Miliband closer to the centre than Cameron

Red Ed? Poll shows Miliband closer to the centre than Cameron | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
John Prescott may have called Ed Miliband “Red Ed” on the Today Programme this morning, but a new poll today shows the public think Ed Miliband is closer to the centre than David Cameron.
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Time to start backing and stop attacking our young people

Time to start backing and stop attacking our young people | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
George Osborne has badly misjudged the mood. There is little market for his Narnia-like politics of always winter and never Christmas. His plan to take Britain back to the Thirties had landed as a dud because right now the hunger is for optimism.
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Will Nick Clegg help Labour abolish the Bedroom Tax tomorrow?

Will Nick Clegg help Labour abolish the Bedroom Tax tomorrow? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Two years ago, a disabled woman in my constituency told me a shocking story about how the Bedroom Tax would leave her with just £18 a week to live on. She is one of many constituents who have told me about their struggle to survive.
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BBC's Economics Editor struggles with economics of public debt

BBC's Economics Editor struggles with economics of public debt | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
In a blog post about George Osborne's Autumn Statement and what the future holds for the interest rate the UK government must pay on its debt, the BBC's Economics Editor Robert Peston drew on conve...
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New Evidence: US Government Intentionally Lied Us Into Iraq War

New Evidence: US Government Intentionally Lied Us Into Iraq War | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Alleged Meeting Between 9/11 Hijacker and Iraqi Official Was Debunked by U.S. Intelligence Agencies Before It Was Trumpeted As War Justification … U.S. Pressured Czech Government to Lie
There is extensive evidence that the U.S.
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Could the Fair Tax Mark provide a European Standard for procurement?

Could the Fair Tax Mark provide a European Standard for procurement? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Across Europe countries are working out how they might incorporate issues relating to tax avoidance by supplying companies into the procurement conditions that they are now allowed to impose under EU law.
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Instead of writing policy and procedure, we in the NHS should learn to listen

Instead of writing policy and procedure, we in the NHS should learn to listen | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Many of today’s staff know their discipline well but few have been taught how to listen to patients and colleagues
My daughter Hannah Grace was stillborn on my own birthday in August 2008.
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The Government’s changes to firefighter pensions could endanger lives

The Government’s changes to firefighter pensions could endanger lives | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Politics and statistics have long had a chequered relationship. It’s one of the reasons people tend not to trust politicians as much as politicians would like.
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As Hunger Soars Iain Duncan Smith Is Still Hiding The Existence Of Emergency Benefit Delay Loans

As Hunger Soars Iain Duncan Smith Is Still Hiding The Existence Of Emergency Benefit Delay Loans | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Following last week’s food banks report, which found delays in processing benefits are one of the key reasons for growing hunger in the UK, Iain Duncan Smith said to Parliament: “Today I have announced that we shall be doing much more to raise...
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Missing - the 50,000 jobless teens who have dropped off the radar

Missing - the 50,000 jobless teens who have dropped off the radar | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
More than 50,000 people aged 16 to 18 not in education or work have “gone missing” from official statistics and are receiving no support, according to research published today.
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DWP overturns bedroom tax room size judgement | News | Inside Housing

DWP overturns bedroom tax room size judgement | News | Inside Housing | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
RT @BadPutty: DWP overturns bedroom tax room size judgement |http://t.co/Vab8GWFulm @Mylegalforum @blacktriangle1 @MidWalesMike @WOWpetition

Via Bennett Kathie, ashley mcfarland
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The best policing blogs of 2014

The best policing blogs of 2014 | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Here’s our own selection of the best blogs we’ve published this year in policing. Thanks to all of the frontline and independent bloggers who’ve kindly agreed to publish with Guerilla Policy in 2014 – Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to them all.
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The latest ‘Lux Leaks’ show exactly why Labour opposed Juncker’s appointment

The latest ‘Lux Leaks’ show exactly why Labour opposed Juncker’s appointment | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Much of the daily drip of revelations about European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s ‘intensely relaxed’ approach to corporate tax dodging is hardly surprising.
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The sinister right-to-buy housing policy has had its day | Owen Hatherley

The sinister right-to-buy housing policy has had its day | Owen Hatherley | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
A policy designed to decimate council-owned property lives on as the housing crisis piles more people on waiting lists. Why doesn’t Labour advocate ending it?
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Ukip to get £1.5 million from the EU

Ukip to get £1.5 million from the EU | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
From traffic jams on the M4 to council tax arrears, Britain’s membership of the EU is the cause of all our problems. So Ukip’s mantra drones on. That is, until the question of money comes up.
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Tories fail to lead on top three election issues

Tories fail to lead on top three election issues | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The Conservatives are not the most trusted party on any of the top three most important issues to voters, a new poll has found. Labour lead on two of the top three issues.
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The Tories’ plan for poor people: stop them breeding

The Tories’ plan for poor people: stop them breeding | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Iain Duncan Smith’s call for ‘behavioural change’ revives an old party trope of sneering at the lower orders
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Of course the US Fed can increase interest rates. But only if it wants recession

Of course the US Fed can increase interest rates. But only if it wants recession | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The US Fed has overseen what has been, in effect, the biggest quantitative easing programme the world has ever seen. But that has now ended. And it says US bond interest rates, which are still near enough zero for all practical purposes must rise.
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Should a tax exile be Sports Personality of the Year?

Should a tax exile be Sports Personality of the Year? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I didn’t watch Sport Personality of the Year last night. I was always pretty sure my choice, Jo Pavey, would not win. And the small part of the programme I saw was excruciating.
But it was still profoundly disappointing to find Lewis Hamilton won.
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What if the Lib Dems have really had it?

What if the Lib Dems have really had it? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Nick Clegg is probably looking forward to the TV election debates with almost as little enthusiasm as David Cameron is.
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Rightmove announce the Wrongnews if they want to be George’s best friend

Rightmove announce the Wrongnews if they want to be George’s best friend | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Rightmove has, according to the Guardian, just announced the sort of news George Osborne will not want to hear.
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It's Not Just the Economy, Stupid - Huffington Post

It's Not Just the Economy, Stupid - Huffington Post | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Perhaps the disconnect between what the economy seems to be doing and the way people feel about it is that many don't necessarily agree that our economic condition and our overall happiness are the same thing....
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