Tag: 19th century photographs

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Workhouse saved

The good news has just come through that the Cleveland Street Workhouse, one of the very few surviving 18th-century workhouses, has been listed, and gained therefore a stay of execution. Instead of being turned into another (yawn) block of ‘luxury’ flats (does anyone ever put up flats that are projected

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What taxes are for: a lesson from the past

I went to see Inside Job, a terrifying film, last night: how the ‘bankers’ (that actually seems to be a euphemism) looted their own companies, bribing, via jobs and consultancies, the (non-)regulators to make sure that a) they got away with it; and b) nothing changed so that they can

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