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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Nov
15
comment Why is the United States the only developed country whose labour laws leave most up to the employer?
The first paragraph is junk. Australia is a federal state, with industrial powers vested in states (more complex in Victoria with wages boards), and where the states preceded federation. Australia had mandatory federal and in most states state arbitration of disputes by courts or tribunals with compulsory unionism, mandatory binding awards, and a labour party in power. Federalism isn't the reason (see any number of comparative industrial relations texts).
Nov
15
comment What were the advantages of dual power in the beginning of Castro's Cuba
Value form circulated in the 1930s in the five year plans. Prices of production requiring realisation and the existence of wage labour are reasonable demonstrations of this. This is bouncing off towards another question though.
Nov
14
revised What were the advantages of dual power in the beginning of Castro's Cuba
consolidate sectional elucidation and criticism better.
Nov
14
comment What were the advantages of dual power in the beginning of Castro's Cuba
@Anixx One man management and the crippling and then destruction of workplace soviets? Geographic soviets elected from a substitutionalist party with the base of its membership recruited from the aristocracy and bourgeoisie prior to 1918? The NEP and the continued circulation of value form? Lenin's articulation of proletarian dictatorship as a dictatorship over the proletariat—compare and contrast to workers assemblies in Spain or Hungary 56 where Bolshevik influence was absent.
Nov
13
answered What were the advantages of dual power in the beginning of Castro's Cuba
Nov
12
comment Is there a study about what would have happened if Khmer Rouge remained in power in Cambodia?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a resource request for counterfactuals.
Nov
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Languages spoken by Josephus?
Oct
30
comment Where there any major battles between Australian Aborigines and English Colonists?
IIRC, sustained low-intensity warfare in the now Sydney basin brought the first fleet near to starvation. The question fetishises the tactical.
Oct
30
comment Where there any major battles between Australian Aborigines and English Colonists?
Trivial, see Lennart's complete answer by basic encyclopaedic searching.
Oct
27
comment Why did Soviet Union economy grow fast in the 1950's-1960's?
Go to it. The worst that will happen is OP will write it back to being deletable; and you'll need to advance your worthwhile question separately and supply your answer to that new question you make.
Oct
23
comment What do I ask myself/ teach my child to ask herself when looking for translations/adaptations of historical/epic works for her?
Also there are significant methodological problems with the bible as a primary source, if you're going down this path look up when and who redacted the book in question: works are usually later than you might think and tend to be quite distant from their claimed narrative. There should be plenty of secular equipment on reading the bible as history. (And, of course, outside history feel free to read it as literature or divine text)
Oct
23
comment What do I ask myself/ teach my child to ask herself when looking for translations/adaptations of historical/epic works for her?
Generally you want University Press commented translations from the last thirty years. Penguin can also be good. But you might want to chop down the volume of primary source reading and mix with secondary sources.
Oct
23
answered How many proofs does History require?
Oct
23
comment How many proofs does History require?
We answer historiography questions.
Oct
22
revised What is the meaning of “£10 per cent” in the early 19th century in relation to a wage (30/- fortnight)
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Oct
22
comment What is the meaning of “£10 per cent” in the early 19th century in relation to a wage (30/- fortnight)
This is the second instance I've read across two secondary sources by the Hammonds. £10 per cent. or £25 per cent. is apparently a common expression from the age of Pitt.
Oct
22
asked What is the meaning of “£10 per cent” in the early 19th century in relation to a wage (30/- fortnight)
Oct
18
comment Who is this person on the picture?
If you don't have the context of where the image was presented you're going to be in trouble. I assume you've clipped the image down to the core and tried reverse google image search?
Oct
18
revised Was the enclosure responsible for the supply of factory workers in 18th and 19th Century England?
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Oct
15
comment Is whig history generally considered to be 'bad' history?
I really wasn't aware that Theology and Biology were historical studies. Let me check. No, no they aren't.