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  1. The politics of pay

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    January 26, 2014 by Adam Smith

    Can you remember your first payslip? I remember picking up mine from the windowless accounts office in the Grimsby branch of WHSmith, where I was working as a temp on the six Saturdays before Christmas. I was 16 years old, and it felt super to earn £3.50 an hour putting books and newspapers through the till over a six-hour shift. Just a couple of years earlier, my elder sister had earnt £2.50 an hour for nine hours every Sunday for staffing a local newsagent without a proper break.

  2. Next debate: how much should a government meddle with wages?


    January 19, 2014 by Adam Smith

    British voters may not have decided to give a single political party a majority share of the seats in parliament in 2010, but the Rational Parliament’s next debate topic has at least been chosen by a majority.

    With 52 % of the vote, by far the most popular topic for our next debate is the living wage and basic income guarantee (see full results below).

  3. Do you know the truth about immigration? Or anything?


    January 12, 2014 by Adam Smith

    **Update: voting now closed – results here!** The BBC’s Nick Robinson smirked his way through a documentary last week, claiming …
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