- @CABHugh @jb_mole Thanks chaps. 46 minutes ago
- "Labour economics used to be easy," laments @D_Blanchflower independent.co.uk/news/business/… 48 minutes ago
- @fuchsia_blue My ramble from 2 years ago: flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/mic… 57 minutes ago
- @fuchsia_blue Kipling. Bit unfashionable these days but I think it captures this time of years so well. 1 hour ago
- ...Singing: ‘Over then, come over, For the bee has quit the clover, ‘And your English summer’s done.’ #Equinox 1 hour ago
- There’s a whisper down the field where the year has shot her yield, And the ricks stand grey to the sun... #Equinox 1 hour ago
- "The bond vigilantes have gone home." stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_… It's much safer and cheaper for governments to borrow now says @CJFDillow 1 hour ago
- @downatthirdman Because we can't be certain they will. 2 hours ago
- TODAY'S POST: The 2015 Dilemma (Revised Edition) wp.me/p3uYA-2aO 3 hours ago
- RT @Frances_Coppola: RT @RenegadeEcon: Westminster vows never to allow vote on anything that matters ever again thedailymash.co.uk/politics/polit… 3 hours ago
- RT @ThePoke: Geology joke. thepoke.co.uk/2014/09/21/geo… http://t.co/g5M9C58to1 5 hours ago
- RT @TMFHousel: The average American now retires at age 62. One hundred years ago, the average American died at age 51. Have a great week. 5 hours ago
- The 2015 Dilemma (Revised Edition)
- Pirate Day joke
- Nine thoughts on the referendum result
- Breaking up the UK – everyone’s a loser
- The brutal maths of public spending
- Who saw the crash coming?
- Are we really about to split up our country?
- The Old Rectory Syndrome
- Can UKIP scale up?
- The spirit of the age
- Why is the gender pay gap higher for management jobs?
- The self-employment earnings timebomb
Monthly Archives: March 2011
If you thought that London out-booming Mumbai, Shanghai and Hong Kong was counterintuitive, try this – part-time women in professional occupations earn 1.6% more than their full-time male counterparts! Part-time professional women earn, on average, £22.82 an hour while full-time professional men earn £22.47 … Continue reading
Perhaps there has been a bankers’ exodus after all – from other cities to London. Bloomberg reports that banks and other financial services organisations in the City are now approaching pre-recession levels of employment. Even RBS now employs more people in … Continue reading
A broad consensus has developed, over the last decade or so, that the balance of power in the world is shifting away from North America, Europe and Japan and towards East Asia, South Asia and Latin America. Liberal economists talk about the rebalancing of … Continue reading
The Economist has a series of articles on the future of the state. The paper’s broad conclusion is that western welfare state can’t go on as it is. Its editorial describes the state spending of the 2000s as “one last splurge” … Continue reading
Last week was the fortieth birthday of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Described by a government minister as the most successful consumer group in Europe, it revolutionised (or perhaps counter-revolutionised) the beer market in the UK. Contrary to popular myth, CAMRA was not … Continue reading
Ben Goldacre has a piece in today’s Guardian criticising journalists who don’t link to primary sources. He quotes examples of spurious stories in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, which completely distorted the results of academic studies to support some quite bonkers … Continue reading