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Do qualifications create wealth?

Does education make us richer? A ridiculous question perhaps, but the belief that educational achievement leads to economic growth is strongly held by many politicians despite all evidence to the contrary. The recent Department for Education press release claiming that … Continue reading

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‘Useful work v. useless toil’ by William Morris

Introduction: This lecture from 1884 is a clear and powerful statement of Morris’s political and economic manifesto, which also informed ‘News from Nowhere’ (1890) his visionary fable of life after a revolution. His critique of the waste and inequality inherent in … Continue reading

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Investing in East London’s future

Our annual analysis of the university destinations of our students always makes impressive reading. While we can’t guarantee that every former NewVIc student who progresses to a degree level course will get a graduate level job in a few years’ … Continue reading

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Exam success boosts the economy by £1.3 Billion?

Simplex and Sapiens are discussing the latest press release from the Department for Education. Simplex: Have you seen the latest figures for GCSE results under this government? They’re truly amazing! Sapiens: You mean the proportion of 16 year olds achieving … Continue reading

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