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- Forget Super Thursday, the Bank of England can only offer Mildly Useful Thursday
- Ignore the mudslinging – Corbyn would be a sound option for Labour
- Budget 2015: cuts to make Daily Mail readers wince, but not just yet
- David Cameron’s red light zone is closer to home than he thinks
- How to shape economic policy when we move beyond GDP
Monthly Archives: March 2013
It times of economic turmoil it is common to direct venom at others. And immigrants are an easy target. This was a feature of the 1930s and the 1970s in the UK – with immigrants being ‘blamed’ for taking ‘our’ … Continue reading
Last week, ‘two lads from the ECB’ contributed to the debate on the state of the economy. They were cited by the venture capitalist, Jon Moulton, on Newsnight, as providing evidence that Governments harm growth. It was contribution which showed … Continue reading
There is an entertaining debate (well, it is entertaining if you are an economist) in the FT about the conduct of economic policy in the UK. On the side of realism is Martin Wolf who argues that Britain’s austerity is … Continue reading
The Office of Budget Responsibility has given the Prime Minister a public dressing down. Robert Chote, the OBR’s Chairman, has clearly stated in an open letter that the Government’s austerity policies have harmed economic growth.
TINA is back. David Cameron has reprised Mrs Thatcher’s proclamation that ‘there is no alternative’ to justify the current policy of austerity. Politicians frequently misrepresent economic reality to argue that there are few, if any, alternatives in the conduct of … Continue reading