Some more links I done seen

Aug 28

Roger Ebert on Brian de Palma. Raymond Chandler on his wife: “She was the music heard faintly at the edge of sound”. The psychology of cosmic awe. The most compelling Reddit thread EVER. Rubbish superheroes. John Niven on the death of his brother. Incredible. Why Arsene Wenger doesn’t spend money. I’ve often...

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Some links

Aug 11

Interesting Daniel Knowles piece on London’s gentrification. Five SNES games you can play in your lunch hour and for good measure every Megadrive game. Amazing 80s portraits of London here and here Car accident on Finchley Road, 1924. Stunning pictures of Detroit in decline. Photos of the British seaside in the 60s. Dennis Severs...

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Probation privatisation – the saga continues…

Aug 06

Chris Grayling’s plan to privatise the probation service follows a similar model to the disastrous Work Programme (WP). The Work and Pensions Select Committee recently found the WP’s “payment by results” model had lead to an endemic culture of “creaming and parking” (helping jobseekers for whom...

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A quick note on the Work Programme

Aug 06

While much of the negative coverage surrounding the Work Programme has focused on its dubious use of statistics and ludicrously low success rate , there’s another angle to the farrago that has yet to be fully explored, and that’s the process by which the firms failing to find work for its participants were awarded contracts by...

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