- @PickardJE That’s probably why I’d never really listened to it. Mentally switched off whenever it came in. 7 hours ago
- @PickardJE It was embarrassingly recently that I realised it was about beating and raping slaves. 8 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: Too early to say whether this crisis marks a lasting turning point for the econ (i.e. a 1945/1979). But it is throwing up de… 8 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: 3/ And finally, who pays for all this? Cuts to public services/welfare were main tool of last consolidation, but surely impo… 8 hours ago
- RT @TimPitt11: This graph from Martin Wolf’s piece today shows the terrifying economic impact of Covid – and why governments are rightly th… 8 hours ago
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- The privatisation of capitalism
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- Brexit: Where do we go from here?
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- A tale of two constituencies
- Brexit as a bad career move
- Why is the EU in no hurry for a trade deal?
Monthly Archives: January 2015
A couple of reports on welfare social security spending came out either side of Christmas. The Institute for Fiscal Studies noted that, while spending is forecast to fall as a percentage of GDP, it is still set to rise in … Continue reading
There are, broadly, two views about future technological advances doing the rounds at the moment. I’ve nicknamed them Tech Yeah! and Tech Meh! Tech Yeah! is the more mainstream of the two. You hear it from the futurologists at management conferences and in … Continue reading
Increasing the threshold for strike ballots is back on the Conservatives’ agenda again. Trade unions are arguing against it based on the fact that a lot of MPs and most recent governments have been elected by a minority of voters. It’s a … Continue reading
A bit of a row blew up over Christmas and New Year about the government’s claim to have halved the deficit. Frazer Nelson called them out over it, saying that they hadn’t halved it at all. A government spokesman replied to … Continue reading
Adam Memon and the Centre for Policy Studies reckons I’m an Economic Defeatist and that the cuts proposed by George Osborne for the next parliament are “both necessary and feasible“. The cuts are necessary, says Adam, because debt interest payments are … Continue reading