Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking

Beer for the many in 2019
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 09:59

Beer for the many in 2019

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Keith Flett surveys the beery landscape of 2019, and considers what a Labour Government could do about Big Beer You don’t need a crystal ball to know that beer in 2019 will follow trends already evident in 2018. In craft beer there is a perpetual search for new styles or…
Healthy drinking behaviour vs. neoliberal capitalism
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 08 November 2018 12:36

Healthy drinking behaviour vs. neoliberal capitalism

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Phil Mellows reviews the arguments around harm reduction for drinkers; the current dire situation under neoliberal capitalism in terms of harm done by alcohol to the poorest fifth of the population; and argues for a 'paradigm shift' - government policy to address poverty and deprivation, and encourage healthy drinking behaviours.…
Marx, Engels and beer
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 21 April 2018 19:04

Marx, Engels and beer

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Keith Flett considers the various references to the role beer played in the lives of Marx and Engels. There have been many and varied attempts over the years to paint Karl Marx in particular as a disreputable character whose ideas on capitalism should therefore not be taken seriously. In that…
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