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Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity, and some related things like Expertise and Future of Work

Welcome to my new blog. You can read more about me in the About tab, top left. I'm looking forward to getting back to 'writing and thinking out loud' about Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity and other things that interest me. You can talk to me either here or on my linked Twitter feed.


The Financial Crisis 2008 and the Miners’ Crisis 1980s

We are told by the media that any regulation of the financial sector will result in that sector ‘going elsewhere’, taking their business to other countries and that somehow this would be a bad thing for the UK. But when the mines were closed down in the UK in the 1980s – amidst scenes of violent unrest and communities being destroyed, a way of life of 100 years being lost – the idea that mining should leave the country and go somewhere else was a good thing. Why? Because mini


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