Category Archives: Economics

I am angry at Patreon AGAIN!

So 6 weeks or so ago I had a rant about Patreon shitting on their adult content Creators and putting my planned Patreon launch on hold. Last week I bit the bullet. I need some way of showing I can … Continue reading

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Work songs in food retail

So here’s something to prove how much I dislike working in retail: I have been singing work songs to myself whenever I can get away with it, and composing them in my head. But I thought I’d share the “magic” … Continue reading

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My letter to my MP about Universal Credit

Since there has been some discussion of this, and my recent change in circumstances, I finally found the impetus to write to my MP regarding the many problems with Universal Credit and its implementation. I see in my Twitter feed … Continue reading

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Work and other depressing truths

[CONTENT NOTE: Depression; Brief discussion of suicidal ideation.] Things change apace for Yours Truly. I have been forced into a seasonal contract to work in the Food Hall at a well-known department store. I say “forced” because some 25 years … Continue reading

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BIG NEWS! (But not as big as I’d hoped – thanks a bunch, Patreon!)

I have HUGE news. It’s colossal. Like, really really big. Monumental. The best news. Trust me, you’ll love it. … Okay, enough with the Donald Trump impression. Here it is. I FINISHED MY NOVEL, GUYS! As in, I wrote it. … Continue reading

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When Corbyn Regenerates: Choosing the Left’s Next Leader

With the news that Peter Capaldi is stepping down as the Doctor, I think of another grey-haired hero of social justice whose time at the helm may be limited, and how we make sure the legacy continues. There is a … Continue reading

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Grown-up things like taxes

I’ve now been in full-time paid employment for four weeks, which is the first time in nearly a decade since this has been true. While I am not suited to normal office hours, and therefore struggle with things like getting … Continue reading

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What does “hard-working” mean anyway?

We heard a lot about “hard-working families” during the general election campaign, and again now that two of the main parties (although how “main” the Liberal Democrats can be said to be now is open to debate) are involved in … Continue reading

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Nonconsensual CBT is a Hard Limit (Why forcing therapy on JSA is wrong)

So today I’m hearing via twitter that the Tories, and the Lib Dems, both have ideas about forcing people on Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) and other out-of-work benefits to submit to mental health treatment. The Tories are blatant about it: they … Continue reading

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We now have Shared Parental Leave – so why didn’t I hear about it?

Girl on the Net has written up the case already, and perfectly, so there really is very little for me to add here except pointing everyone to her post. This is the sort of thing that I would be all … Continue reading

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