Comment on macroeconomic issues
Saturday, 27 May 2017
The Conservative plan for this election was for it to be about personalities rather than policies. Theresa May versus Jeremy Corbyn. The q...
Monday, 22 May 2017
Still not getting it after all these years
I met Nick Macpherson, the most senior civil servant at the UK Treasury from 2005-16, for the first time (I think) a few weeks ago. It was...
Friday, 19 May 2017
Conservative Contradictions: the limits on Red Tories
There has been much talk of Re-leavers: those who voted to Remain but are now voting for Theresa May to get the best Brexit deal. I had...
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
But do the numbers add up?
The (official) launch of Labour’s manifesto saw mediamacro on display in all its unabashed pre-Keynesian ignorance. The idea that we could ...
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
The media’s unbalanced referendum
We now have a number of studies of how the media as a whole treated the EU referendum. Levy, Aslan and Bironzo from The Reuters Institu...
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Should we demand ‘fully costed’ programmes?
Chris Dillow says we should not, and indeed that journalists who constantly ask ‘where is the money coming from’ are pandering to the idea...
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Why are the UK and US more vulnerable to right wing populism?
Cartoon by @ThomasHTaylor A week or so ago, anticipating Macron’s victory and following defeats of the far right in Holland and Au...
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