Monthly Archives: July 2016


“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” The words of Theodore Roosevelt, no stranger to hard work. Which is why unemployment, especially long–term unemployment, is so … Continue reading

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“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” So thought Cicero, and it’s hard to disagree. But, according to Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, who so far has been silent on gardens and … Continue reading

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“Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?” Juneval’s famous question, who will guard the guards themselves, might reasonably be asked of any persons in positions power, and none more so than governments. Even governments with democratic credentials need to be kept under scrutiny … Continue reading

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It has become a cliché, the verbal equivalent of the Twitter hashtag in place of action, but President Duda of Poland believes that NATO is now sending out a signal of “solidarity” in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine. … Continue reading

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