Comment on macroeconomic issues
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
How business lost its influence on right wing parties
This covers ground which others may be more knowledgeable about, so please let me know of any references or sources that I really should r...
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Evidence and the persistence of mistaken ideas: the case of house prices
Another paper , this time from the Bank of England written by former MPC member David Miles and Victoria Monro, shows that the rise in hou...
Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Monetary and fiscal cooperation: the case for a state dependent assignment
In December last year Mark Carney said “In a global liquidity trap, central banks cannot be the only policy makers who do “whatever it t...
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
Was the Remain campaign always doomed?
In hindsight it is tempting to say that Remainers should have set their sights on something close to a BINO type deal (UK remaining part o...
Friday, 20 December 2019
Can we think about politics from Blair onwards in one chart? and what it means for Blue Labour
This is an experiment. You can judge how successful it is. I am trying it because with this election there has been a lot of talk about a ...
Friday, 13 December 2019
Who to blame for Johnson winning?
When I wrote this in July I desperately wanted to be wrong. (Of course I was wrong about a lot of the details but alas not the main point...
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Why you should vote tactically, and how to do it.
In this election we have a choice. We can choose a party led by an inveterate liar, which is happy to appeal to the racist or xenophobic v...
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