Comment on macroeconomic issues
Thursday, 16 November 2017
The Brexit Revolution and its source of power
What we are seeing in the UK right now is quite incredible. The referendum vote itself was quite something: people voting to make themselve...
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
On free trade and free markets
Jonn Elledge had a nice piece in the New Statesman about free trade. The question he poses is how Brexiteers can exalt free trade but want...
Sunday, 12 November 2017
What ignoring Ireland tells you about our governing elite
The hapless progress of the Brexit negotiations continues. I do not mean the almost childish nonsense of May’s new wheeze. Instead I’m ta...
Thursday, 9 November 2017
What really caused the financial crisis
The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) defines how we think about our recent past, our present and our future, yet there is no clear consensus a...
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
The Brexit interest rate increases and misunderstanding inflation
Last week’s rise in UK rates has been extensively analysed (see for example Tony Yates here ) so I will be very selective. First, the justi...
Saturday, 4 November 2017
The journalist as amateur scientist
Paul Romer has talked about two types of discourse, one political and one scientific. He uses that distinction to critique aspects of curr...
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Links between austerity and immigration, and the power of information
This discussion by Roger Scully about why people in the Welsh Valleys voted Leave is depressing although not surprising. In essence it is ...
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