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Coalition’s pension shake-up is a major error

first_imgMonday 25 October 2010 8:26 pm whatsapp KCS-content The proposals for a new state pension are straight from the old Lib Dem handbook. The government wants to raise the state pension and pay it to everybody regardless of National Insurance contribution (NIC)?records.There are problems with the current system, but sustainable reform is possible. The contributory principle should be strengthened and the two state pensions merged into one. Individuals should earn an entitlement to a fixed amount of pension each year when they pay their NICs with that fixed amount being indexed until retirement. Once pension is accrued it should neither be added to nor taken away by the government. The pensions of all the elderly would then be determined by the entitlements they earned throughout their working lives. If a particular generation wanted higher pensions, then that generation would pay for it with higher NICs.The problem with the proposed “citizens’ pension” is that the pension will be decided by parliament and not be dependent on contributions. No fewer than 43 per cent of active voters are aged 55 or above. The government will thus not do anything to undermine the financial position of the elderly. A citizens’ pension will be forever increased under pressure from a greying electorate.A pension based on a contributory system also allows for contracting-out so that people can make private provision and have a refund of NICs. Sadly contracting out has been brought into disrepute over the last 13 years but its scope should be extended and not reduced.The Lib Dems say they do not like the contributory approach because carers and the disabled might be left out. Such people would not pay NICs and so they would not get a state pension. But if it is desired to fix this problem, the solution is easy: the government just gives credits to such people; it happens now and the system works.A citizens’ pension has long been a policy of the social democrat wing of the Liberal Democrats. They believe pensions should be decided according to democratic vote using some notion of “fairness”. The genuinely small-l liberal idea of people making private provision is anathema to them. Even Beveridge’s and Lloyd George’s contributory principle for the state pension scheme seems to be on its way out. The liberals in the Conservative party need to suggest other approaches. If they do not, the younger generation had better start voting before their taxes rise and rise.Philip Booth is the Institute of Economic Affairs’ editorial director. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Show Comments ▼center_img Coalition’s pension shake-up is a major error whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_imgMonday 24 January 2011 7:10 pm Share KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp BEST OF THE BROKERS center_img BSKYBNomura rates the media group “buy” with a target price of £10.60. The broker expects strong half-year results when the firm reports on 27 January, with underlying earnings of £486m and 346,000 new HD customers. Nomura believes the government is likely to refer News Corp’s bid for Sky to the Competition Commission.RSAUBS rates the insurance group “buy” with an upgraded target price of 150p. The broker has cut its 2010 earnings estimate by 22 per cent following a profit warning last week, but still believes that the outlook for RSA is positive. It expects a combined ratio of 93 per cent in 2011, which is ahead of company guidance.AMECSeymour Pierce has upgraded the engineering consultancy from “hold” to “add” with a new target price of £12.50. The broker expects record investment from major energy companies on the back of the rising price of oil, and that AMEC is well placed to benefit from this. It expects an EBITDA margin of nine per cent for the full year. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Shadow chancellor claims Mervyn King doesn’t agree with austerity measures

first_imgSunday 30 January 2011 11:07 pm whatsapp Share whatsapp Shadow chancellor claims Mervyn King doesn’t agree with austerity measures KCS-content center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com JUST weeks into the job, and Labour’s new shadow chancellor is beginning to shape the argument on the economy far more than his predecessor Alan Johnson ever did. But Ed Balls’ key arguments are disingenuous at best. Here City A.M. picks them apart. 1. High levels of public spending did not cause the financial crisis.“Do I think that… too much spending caused the crisis? Absolutely not.” A classic straw man argument. No-one says that overspending by Labour caused the crisis. But the IFS and OECD say the UK entered the crisis with one of the biggest structural deficits in the world, meaning it hit the country far harder.2. I agree with Mervyn I think [Mervyn King’s] been quite right not to raise interest rates. But it’s very important that he resists pressure – and we’ve had it from the Conservative party – to raise interest rates.Balls knows that the Bank of England will likely have to raise interest rates this year: this kind of statement suggests Labour will try to pin the blame on the Tories.3. Mervyn agrees with meI don’t think that Mervyn King in his heart of hearts really believes that crushing the economy in this way is the right way to get the economy moving. Simply untrue. King has gone to great lengths to back the government’s austerity measures, occasionally to the consternation of his colleagues. If King were to repeat his support, Balls would say he was only trying to reassure markets. last_img read more

Galleon witness testifies

first_img Galleon witness testifies Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndo A DISGRACED former McKinsey & Co partner has testified that Galleon fund manager Raj Rajaratnam paid him a $1m (£617,856) “bonus” for tipping him about an acquisition by chip-maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a client of the consulting firm.Anil Kumar told jurors yesterday he supplied confidential details about AMD’s 2006 purchase of graphics chip-maker ATI Technologies to Rajaratnam, who is on trial on criminal charges of running a vast insider trading network.“He called me at home and he said, ‘I just wanted to thank you. That was fantastic, we are all cheering you at the office right now,’” Kumar testified in Manhattan federal court. “That made me very nervous.”Prosecutors in the trial are expected to name David Palecek, a McKinsey partner who died last year, as a third target for Raj Rajaratnam to recruit to his alleged insider trading ring. center_img Monday 14 March 2011 9:26 pm Share whatsapp KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_img11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about 11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the 11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: 11 Plc (MOBIL.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company Profile11 Plc is the sole authorised distributor of Exxon Mobil fuel and lubricant brands in Nigeria. Formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc, 11Plc produces and markets a range of petrochemicals which includes gasoline, motor oils, lubricants, marine fuel and jet fuel. The is one of 6 major petroleum product marketers in Nigeria and operates through over 250 retail outlets located in all 36 states in Nigeria. 11 Plc has a Lube Blending Plant with a capacity of 450 000 barrels per annum. It is regarded as one of the most sophisticated lube blending plants in Africa. The company dates back to 1907 when Socony Vacuum Oil Company sold Sunflower Kerosene. Its name changed to Mobil Oil Nigeria limited in 1951 and Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc in 1978. NIPCO Investment Company acquired a 60% stake in the business in 2016 and changed the name to 11 Plc (pronounced Double One Plc). 11 Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgLes Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee company page on AfricanFinancials.Les Moulins De La Concorde Ltee Interim Results for the Half Year DocumentCompany ProfileLes Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is headquartered in in Port-Louis, Mauritius. The company manufactures, distributes and sells wheat flour in Mauritius. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée exports product to Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, and Mayotte as well through the company’s brand names Blédor and Les Moulins. The company also produces premix and multigrain premix flour for the manufacture of bread products under the DOMIX brand name, breads and bakery products under the OPTIMAL brand name and flour products for the manufacture of white bread under the Concorde brand name. In addition, the company provides flour for making pastries, donuts, puris, pastry flour for baking, and animal feed. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Fundraising workshop for Midlands secondary schools

first_imgFundraising workshop for Midlands secondary schools Howard Lake | 6 September 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The event costs £139.50 to attend. Tagged with: Individual giving Management Tradingcenter_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wootton George Consulting Ltd are running a workshop in October for Midlands secondary schools wishing to generate extra income.The workshop, to be held in central Birmingham, will look at the many ways in which schools can both raise funds and generate income from the sale of goods and services.Speakers at the event will include a charity lawyer, and experts in business planning and fundraising. It will cover issues such as strategic planning for fundraising, and raising funds from charitable trusts, legacies, alumni, and trading. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Northern Rock gives record amount to its charitable foundation

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK mortgage bank Northern Rock has given a record £21.6 million ($41.4m) to its charitable foundation in 2004.The bank’s new Community Report, its fourth, reports the figure, indicating that it is the largest handed over by the bank to date. The report summarises the company’s performance on corporate social responsibility issues during 2004.The bank donates 5% of its annual pre-tax profit to the Northern Rock Foundation for community and charitable causes in north-eastern England. Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 March 2005 | News Northern Rock gives record amount to its charitable foundation read more

Charity CEO appointment round-up

first_imgCharity CEO appointment round-up Melanie May | 4 May 2017 | News Peter Newman joins PerennialPeter Newman, formerly chief executive of children’s charity Dreams Come True, joins Perennial as chief executive this month following the retirement of Richard Capewell. He joins the charity following nine years as chief executive of Dreams Come True, before which he spent 15 years with Business in the Community, one of the Prince of Wales’ charities, which seeks to encourage businesses of all kinds in working together to serve the needs of society. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Here are five recent charity CEO appointments in one of our occasional recruitment round-ups.   98 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tom O’Connor appointed by Providence RowA former director at international development at CAFOD, Tom O’Connor is the new CEO at East End homelessness charity Providence Row. O’Connor joined CAFOD in 2003, and as head of regional teams developed a new supporter strategy which doubled the number of active volunteers to 5,800, which contributed to income growth from £29m to £35.7m between 2008 and 2015. Before moving into the charity sector Tom worked in the recruitment industry and previous to that spent nine years as a Catholic priest in the diocese of Northampton.  97 total views,  1 views today James Blake joins YHAYHA has appointed James Blake as CEO, who joins from St Albans City and District Council where he has held the role of chief executive since 2012. Before joining St Albans City and District Council James was a senior civil servant in the Department for Communities and Local Government, where he specialised in policy on local government, regeneration and social inclusion. He will be joining the charity in the summer taking over from Caroline White who announced her decision to step down from the role late last year. She was appointed to lead the charity in 2008 with the specific aim of modernising and transforming YHA into a world-class organisation. Niki Scordi joins AdvanceAdvance has announced the appointment of Niki Scordi as CEO. Scordi succeeds Anna Smith, who has stepped down to progress her career nearer her home town of Bath. She has over 20 years of experience in the commercial sector, as finance director and CEO of brands including LVMH Fashion Group UK and Browns Fashion respectively, and more recently as a board member at Ashiana, a domestic violence charity in North England.  The charity has also appointed a new chair: Christine Losecaat MBE, who succeeds Ruth Fuller-Sessions whose three-year term has come to an end. Advertisement Tagged with: Charity People Management Recruitment / people Lepra appoints Geoff PrescottGeoff Prescott has joined Lepra as its new chief executive. Prescott has more than 30 years’ experience in the health, humanitarian aid and children’s sectors. Before this appointment, he held the positions of CEO of Ormiston and Families Trust, general director of Médecins Sans Frontières (Holland) and chief executive of Merlin. In his new role as Lepra’s chief executive, Geoff will implement his experience negotiating with governments, stakeholders and his first-hand experience in treating people with leprosy to lead the organisation towards their goal to beat leprosy. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

10 most dangerous jobs. Guess who’s not there?

first_imgFishing, the most dangerous jobFacts are very stubborn things. Very often they contradict what is considered general knowledge. Which raises the question: What is general knowledge? Isn’t it the opinions and attitudes fed constantly to the public through the dominant media? It takes big social upheavals to unseat the widespread lies that conveniently justify the status quo.Take the question of dangerous jobs. We hear a lot these days about certain occupations being very dangerous. I won’t tell you which ones. You already know, if you are alive and watch television or read the corporate newspapers.So let’s look at the official government figures on the 10 most dangerous occupations in the U.S. in 2011, the most recent year of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Here they are, in descending order, starting with the most fatalities per 100,000 workers in that occupation. Also listed are the total numbers of deaths that year in that category, as well as the median salaries for the type of work.1. Fishing: 127.3/100,000, 42 fatalities, median salary $25,5902. Logging: 104/100,000, 65 fatalities, $32,8703. Pilots and flight engineers: 56.1/100,000, 71 fatalities, about $100,0004. Refuse and recyclable material collectors: 36.4/100,000, 30 fatalities, $35,2305. Roofers: 34.1/100,000, 60 fatalities, $34,2206. Structural iron and steel workers: 30.3/100,000, 18 fatalities, $44,5407. Helpers, construction trades: 26.8/100,000, 15, about $25,0008. Farmers, ranchers, agricultural managers: 26.1/100,000, 268, $60,7509. Truck drivers: 25.9/100,000, 485, $38,20010. Natural resources and mining: 22.1/100,000, 721, $54,020Did you notice something about this list? Something missing?Well, actually a lot of people did notice. On the website where these figures can be found (bankrate.com), the Comments section of the site turned into a huge debate over the cops. Some comment contributors were indignant, claiming that somehow the figures weren’t right because the cops have very dangerous jobs. But others answered them with logic and sometimes with humor.Take this interesting exchange:A person with the username “zs” wrote: “Police officers keep this country from tearing it’s self [sic] apart each and every day.”“Bill Owen” replied to “zs”: “Right, cause the only thing stopping your neighbors from eating your family and raping your dog are the two cops at the donut shop.”“f0rtylegz” brought the figures on the police up to date: “In 2013, out of 900,000 sworn officers, just 100 died from a job-related injury. That’s about 11.1 per 100,000, or a rate of 0.01%. … The jobs above are two or three times more dangerous.”Many commented on how the police generally make much more money than the workers in the listed occupations, plus get good pensions, health plans and other benefits. And of course, that’s not counting the off-the-books “tips” that many cops extort from small businesses.Here’s a point that needs to be added to this discussion: The police really don’t belong in this list, either as number 20 or 30 or even lower. Because the others are workers. They work under the most dangerous conditions to produce goods and services that people really need.The police are not workers. On the contrary, they are anti-worker. Their primary function is to preserve the unjust capitalist order, which exploits and oppresses workers. The police are particularly brutal and murderous against those who are additionally oppressed by virtue of their color or national origin.Now that there’s a vibrant and courageous movement in the streets against police murders, led by youth of color, more people are challenging the false ideas promoted as “general knowledge.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more