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The Cognitive Science of Science

Sale of the century: the privatisation scam

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"If consumption represents the psychological competition for status, then one can say that bourgeois society is the institutionalisation of envy." "Where privatisation comes into this is that VAT isn't the only flat-rate tax on the poor. There are others, and they are onerous; they just aren't called taxes, though they should be – private taxes. One of the other ways the Thatcherites tried to balance the books in their first budgets was by hiking the price of gas, electricity and council rents, then all still under state control. After privatisation, above-inflation price rises have continued, in the private sector. A tax is generally thought of as something that only a government can levy, but this is a semantic distortion that favours the free market belief system. If a payment to an authority, public or private, is compulsory, it's a tax. We can't do without electricity; the electricity bill is an electricity tax. We can't do without water; the w…

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics

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Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions

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The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action

Megafone III

From Hand to Mouth: The Origins of Language

Kilobots

American Hustle

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism