Monthly Archives: September 2015

Living within our means

John McDonnell’s speech seemed to go down well with his supporters. Institute for Fiscal Studies boss Paul Johnson found it a bit confusing though: There was quite a lot of nodding towards things, or directions that he would like to take. … Continue reading

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Labour and the fiscal charter

Has John McDonnell really committed Labour to supporting George Osborne’s fiscal charter? A report in the Guardian at the weekend said: To the possible surprise of some on the left, McDonnell will announce that Labour MPs will be expected later this autumn … Continue reading

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Global greying and the great stagnation

A note from Morgan Stanley Research last week took an in-depth look at the implications of the global demographic changes over the next few decades. It’s a fascinating read. Duncan Weldon and Mike Bird have already covered the paper’s conclusion about inequality, which … Continue reading

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Did the oldies steal your pay rise?

We tend to assume that rising productivity will lead to rising wages but it ain’t necessarily so, says the Resolution Foundation’s Gavin Kelly: The productivity crisis of the last few years is far from over but economic recovery is now … Continue reading

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