Comment on macroeconomic issues
Friday, 16 August 2019
How should academic economics cope with ideological bias
This question was prompted by this study by Mohsen Javdani and Ha-Joon Chang, which tries to show two things: mainstream economists are...
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Will we get No Deal because Brexiters want it more?
“The reason we might have a no-deal Brexit in Britain is because its advocates want it more than their enemies want to stop it. They are m...
Friday, 9 August 2019
The Remainers urging people to vote for a No Deal Brexit
You might think the title above is nonsense: how can a Remainers vote for No Deal? I would have agreed with you a month ago. But since the...
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Does Brexit represent an alliance of Rentiers?
One of the striking features of Brexit is that it is harmful to most productive capital and those who work with it: the capital embodied i...
Saturday, 3 August 2019
Fiscal tightening in UK recessions: 1981 and 2010 compared
I have decided to abstain from twitter conversations to protect my own wellbeing, but I made an exception for Andrew Sentance recently. Th...
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
There is no mandate for No Deal
We are told constantly that the 2016 referendum gives our government a mandate for a No Deal Brexit, and that we would not respect democra...
Friday, 26 July 2019
When Boris Johnson won the 2019 General Election
in November, many people were shocked. How could someone who had been free with racist slurs towards many minority groups, who had arrange...
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