- @CABHugh @jb_mole Thanks chaps. 46 minutes ago
- "Labour economics used to be easy," laments @D_Blanchflower independent.co.uk/news/business/… 49 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: June 2011
John Redwood, Robert Halfon and now Norman Tebbit have advised their fellow Tories against an attack on the unions. As Lord Tebbit told the BBC’s Nick Robinson: My first reaction is caution. We’ve had an employment law structure which has worked for the last … Continue reading
I often come across good stuff on the interweb while I’m looking for something else. Last week, I found a paper entitled Assessing a Government’s Exposure to Fiscal Risk by Peter S. Heller, formerly of the IMF and now Professor of … Continue reading
Journalist and commentator Johann Hari was in trouble yesterday after he admitted to adding quotes from the writings of people he had interviewed and passing them off as comments made during the interview. The piss-taking which followed was very funny, if … Continue reading
Thursday’s strikes by public sector workers are due to go ahead after negotiations broke down yesterday. Civil servants and teachers will walk out in protest at the government’s proposal to reform their pensions. This one-day stoppage is being billed by public … Continue reading
The recent OECD survey of Iceland’s economy suggests that the country is doing rather well. It has done so by ignoring both fashion and etiquette. For at least the past decade or so, open economies have been where it’s at. Get … Continue reading
Why is Greece in such a mess? Well it’s because they are typical lazy southern Europeans isn’t it? They knock off work at mid-day, have long lunch breaks then never really go back. They spend the rest of the day … Continue reading
The Greek prime minister won a confidence vote last night, the first stage in pushing through the austerity measures demanded by the EU as a condition for another bailout. As Nosemonkey says, there is plenty of expert opinion available about … Continue reading