Professor Ailsa McKay was a promonent Feminist economist, and a leading author for Common Weal.
HER vision strived for a radical economic model that recognises all work, both paid an unpaid.
Ailsa passed away on Match 5th 2014 and is a huge loss. A video has been made about her contribution to Feminist economics and Scottish society. Watch the video here.
Link to photo here.
Watch your language, stick your labels
Language influences our judgement and shapes dominant narratives. The ways in which we speak and the word choices we adopt are of immense importance to determining our outlook of both people and society.
RARELY is this more evident than with the language used in everyday conversations, and by our media and Government alike to describe people living in poverty. In failing to acknowledge the underlying reasoning for structural poverty, the harmful yet embedded misconception of 'scrounger' culture surrounding social security actively hinders poverty alleviation.
Six reasons you don't want to be George Osborne right now
Written by James Meadway for New Economics Foundation:
GEORGE Osborne is back as Chancellor of the Exchequer. But he's inherited something of an economic mess from the last government. Here are the top six reasons he faces a tough task ahead:
1. Spending cuts didn't work last time
Private Tenancy Reform - Consultation Submission
Scotland has a housing crisis
THOSE in private tenancies account for 13% of households representing a more than doubling over the past ten years. Many rent privately due to lack of choice, and some of the properties are in a bad state of repair with high levels of insecurity and even higher rents.
This week in the Scottish Parliament 11th May 2015
The race and employment enquiry and primary school Euroquiz
Loneliness inquiry comes to Islay
Social media savvy young islanders, a ground-breaking housing project and a ceilidh for more than 100 senior citizens are set to help MSPs understand how to tackle loneliness and isolation.
School pupils in Euroquiz
More than 120 primary six children from across Scotland will take over the Scottish Parliament's Debating Chamber on Monday 11 May for the Euroquiz final.