Friday Links

Happy Friday! It’s been a stupidly busy week

This has been everywhere all wee, if you haven’t read it, you should. It’s long and horrifying and my first thought was who raised this man? Then the father’s statement to the court came out arguing for probation for his son rather than prison. And the only words that spring to mind that aren’t obscene are ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’.

Speaking of which have a read of this. Because it’s about right..

How to lower the cost of homelessness. Give homeless people a home and support because in the long run it’s cheaper than doing nothing…..

The daily latte is not why you’re in debt. Interesting. I think that you need to have a budget so you know where your money is going but agree that giving up the daily coffee is not going to make you rich. Also as your fixed costs get bigger, the coffee seems like the only good thing you’re ever going to have, why give it up?

Did Hilary’s campaign have to be so hard? Interesting to cite the issue in how she’s been treated in the past as well as what’s been happening with this campaign. How she’s got the votes, I find it really interesting that Sanders won’t concede and I do wonder if he would have if the nominee was a name?

Young people are being stiffed. They need to vote. All of this is true, although I would still argue that the young middle class kid, supported by Mum and Dad is at an advantage when compared to the working class 40-something. I’ve been saying that housing is an issue for over 20 years, it’s only getting attention now because middle class children can’t afford starter flats. What astonishes me is that they don’t vote. Tuesday was the last day to register to vote in the UK referendum, one of the 20 something graduates at work, hasn’t registered and didn’t want to have to queue to vote. Seriously? You can’t stand in a line for 10 minutes to do what is not only your civic responsibility but is also your chance to change something? From the students on Radio 4, complaining that it’s just too much hassle, to the people complaining that registering online is too hard because they need their National Insurance Number. Honestly, I just can’t even. At some point they just need to sort themselves out and be adults.

Saudi Arabia has invested $3.5 billion in Uber. That’s not good. I don’t like Uber. My brother drives a black cab, he works hard, he worked hard to so pass the Knowledge and he’s subject to regular checks. He pays taxes. Uber drivers are un-checked, they rely on sat-nav’s and Uber doesn’t pay tax in the UK.


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