Comment on macroeconomic issues
Monday, 19 February 2018
House prices and rents in the UK
I am not a housing expert, but it seems to me that the public debate is completely confused because it fails to make the distinction betwe...
Friday, 16 February 2018
Do Trump’s deficits matter?
Should Democrats complain about the large deficits that Trump and the Republicans are creating? Or is this playing into the Republican nar...
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
A comparison in accountability: Oxfam and the NHS
Although the original allegations in the Times looked weak, it turns out (from an interview with ex-employee Helen Evans by Channel4 News...
Monday, 12 February 2018
Labour, the polls and the Customs Union
If you think from the title that this post will argue that the poor showing of Labour in the polls means it must change course on Brexit I...
Friday, 9 February 2018
The two types of populism within Brexit
When I read this by Hungarian academic Tamas Dezso Ziegler, I could not help thinking he had a point. The point, as I understand it, is t...
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Decreasing the size of the state is very unpopular
I last talked about this question from the British Social Attitudes survey in 2014. Here is the latest version of this longstanding surve...
Monday, 5 February 2018
Academic knowledge about economic policy is not just another opinion
Does the financial crisis reveal that economists are at the leeches and mercury stage of their subject, and as a result policy makers and ...
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