Comment on macroeconomic issues
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Why does this government get away with murder?
In the government’s final press conference Chris Whitty, the Government's chief medical officer, said ““I would be surprised and deli...
Thursday, 25 June 2020
Did the UK really almost go bankrupt?
I normally publish posts in the first half of the week, but two separate attempts were overtaken by events, and they will have to wait for...
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
What lockdowns do and what they don’t do
Just a short post to advertise my Guardian article ‘Fear of coronavirus, not lockdown, is the biggest threat to the UK's economy’. Th...
Tuesday, 9 June 2020
Locking down too late but ending lockdown too early
The major reason we have one of the highest death rates as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is that Johnson/Cummings had an intense av...
Monday, 1 June 2020
How Cummings continues to gaslight the nation
There is little sign of anything that can dislodge Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister’s adviser in chief, from his boss’s protection. Ye...
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
A government without common sense, and with class arrogance
Recently the Prime Minister urged workers and employers to use their ‘good solid British common sense’ to decide what was safe with the re...
Monday, 18 May 2020
On V shaped recoveries, and where the Treasury’s deficit obsession will matter
I should perhaps go through some of the thinking that lay behind my Guardian article about not repeating austerity, because I fear there ...
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