Comment on macroeconomic issues
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Neoliberalism, Corporations and Wealth Inequality
These thoughts have been inspired by reading James Meadway’s fascinating essay on the future of neoliberalism, and Terry Hathaway’s arti...
Monday, 13 September 2021
Three myths about Johnson’s Social Care package
Most of the controversy around the extra spending for the NHS and social care announced last week focused on the higher rates for national ...
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Is creating worker shortages by restricting low paid immigration a good idea?
The combination of Brexit, Covid, and an immigration policy that favours skilled (in practice higher paid) workers has created severe shor...
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Is it true that “anything we can actually do we can afford”?
This was something Keynes said in a 1942 BBC address. By 'we' he meant the government, and by 'actually do' he meant the ...
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Like so much of what this government does, tackling climate change is just for show
If there was ever one picture that tells you all you needed to know about why this government is almost unique in the world in abandoning a...
Monday, 16 August 2021
Sado-populism is a term used by Timothy Snyder, a Professor of history at Yale University, in the fourth of a series of short lectures he...
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