miscellaneous

What we learned this week

  • Britain is the third worst country in Europe for families, according to this .
  • Great article from Lester Brown on the .
  • I quite enjoy the , so I was interested to see they have launched a .
  • Did you know that burning your own CDs onto your own computer so that you can listen to them on an MP3 player is in the UK? It was news to me – good thing I’ve never, ever done such a thing, ever.

2 comments

  1. Perhaps because the UK has passed the financial tipping point and is spending unsustainably “•Britain is the third worst country in Europe for families”

    -HSBC reveals plans to quit London for Hong Kong

  2. Quite possibly, financial pressure is part of the report and we’ve been spending unsustainably for a while, both as a government as as individuals. Working hours are also cited, as are flexibility and paternity leave.

    Not sure about the HSBC thing, I reckon that’s the banks making threats. We get those all the time, the banks warning the government not to try and regulate or they’ll move to New York. Actually, I bet the NY banks do the same thing, and threaten to bail to London anytime a politician starts talking tough.

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