Comment on macroeconomic issues
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Fiscal policy during and after the coronavirus pandemic
This post was partly inspired by this recent seminar , but also by this excellent paper from The Resolution Foundation. Apologies for the...
Monday, 23 November 2020
Politicians and experts: austerity, Brexit and the pandemic
I’ll be talking about fiscal policy during and after the pandemic at a Resolution Foundation/MMF event in a week’s time: https://www.mmf.a...
Monday, 16 November 2020
How the electoral system in the US, and to a lesser extent the UK, is biased towards social conservatism.
The UK is often torn between following the US or following Europe. We share a language with the US, and a lot of popular culture. But we a...
Monday, 9 November 2020
COVID, the US election and media balance
I want to start with my last post . It contrasted a minority of countries that were good, were not too bad and the majority that were terr...
Monday, 2 November 2020
How governments in the West failed to learn
You would think, after so many countries were taken by surprise by a pandemic caused by a new virus in the Spring of this year, these coun...
Monday, 26 October 2020
Starve a kid to save a quid 
One of the myths perpetuated by mediamacro is that management of the public finances is all about controlling our debt by keeping deficits...
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