How the world is slowing down and Labour would have doubled tuition fees: posts of the week

Welcome to my weekly round-up of two blogging highlights from the past week: the post that I found most interesting or enjoyable to write and the post from someone else that I found most interesting or entertaining.

A post from me…

Is the world speeding up? No, it’s slowing down

Faster, faster, faster: that is the classic mantra of many a presentation about the way social media, technology and indeed the world is changing. And my idea? That if you look closely at the evidence, the world is actually slowing down, not speeding up.

Read the real story of how the world is slowing down in my full post.

… and a post from someone else

Re-visiting Tuition Fees: Peter Mandelson’s Helpful Intervention

Nick Thornsby points out that Peter Mandelson, a man who should know, was expecting Labour to double tuition fees if they had won the 2010 general election. For Mandelson says in his memoirs,

I felt that they would certainly have to double in order to offset the deficit-reduction measures that we too would have implemented had we won the election.

Read the full post from Nick Thornsby here.

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