Author Archives: eljubilado

After peak capitalism: the livelihood challenge.

This is my new working paper. It attempts to deal with the question of peak capitalism and ecological crisis on two levels – the post-industrial wastelands of the core capitalist countries and the global exhaustion and toxicity of capitalism as … Continue reading

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How much greenhouse gas has been emitted in your lifetime?

This simple tool allows you to calculate how much annual global emissions have increased since a certain date, e.g. your year of birth. It also calculates the proportion of all time cumulative global emissions during your lifetime. It also shows … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn, Prime Minister. What could go wrong?

How things change! Within the space of a few weeks, there is now a real possibility of a Labour government with a left wing leadership. That is the result of the snap UK General Election that resulted, not in the … Continue reading

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The General Election in Greater Manchester: what do the results mean?

What happened in Greater Manchester on June 8th? Here is a map showing the swings in Greater Manchester’s parliamentary seats. Red figures indicate a Labour victory while Blue figures indicate a Conservative was elected. Positive figures mean a swing from … Continue reading

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Italy by train

By train to Milan and Como, via France and Switzerland. Another European journey by train: this time to Milan, going via Zurich, Chur and the Bernina Express and returning via Lausanne and Dijon. Full cost and carbon analysis below. (more … Continue reading

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Fixing the roof when the sun shines

Hello is that Mr Osborne? Well, you know that roof you fixed the other summer?  It’s begun to leak again.  Could you come round to sort it out? You don’t work there any more? Firm taken over? Oh.  Could you … Continue reading

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Platitudes, positions, policies and principles.

Platitudes, positions, policies and principles: what can we learn from Gorton’s selection meeting? I attended the selection meeting for the Labour Party’s Gorton by-election last week. There were five candidates, a short-list selected by a 5-person national Labour party panel. … Continue reading

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Oslo, by rail and boat, in January

We made another trip to add to those in the previous post. Carolyn was invited to examine a PhD in Oslo and not having been there, I went along too, as tour organiser. This was similar to the Gothenburg and … Continue reading

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Train travel in Europe and the UK

We’ve covered a lot of miles by train this year, both in the UK and on the continent.  Here are some brief  notes about it. We did several long journeys: the bare facts first and then some reflections. Manchester to … Continue reading

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Labour again: Corbyn’s victory and the growth narrative

This is a short post to note Corbyn’s victory in the Labour leadership re-election and ask some fundamental questions.  Despite some misgivings in the last post, I’m delighted.  This is all about rejecting the politics and economics of the last … Continue reading

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