Comment on macroeconomic issues
Monday, 14 September 2020
Whether its COVID or Brexit, this government is continuing to fail terribly at everything it does. Will Conservative MPs do anything about it?
Testing failure So for many visits to grandparents are off. No one should dispute that the government needed to do something after a sharp ...
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
In the UK Treasury cutting the deficit generally takes priority over the health of the economy
The UK Treasury bears some responsibility for the disaster of 2010 austerity, yet it has not accepted or understood the mistake it made. As ...
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Will taxes have to rise?
That is the question addressed in this debate between Jonathan Portes and Bill Mitchell. I found the discussion very frustrating, because ...
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
The political economy and psychology of COVID rebounds
You can call it a second wave, or a resurgence of the first wave. But whatever you call it we are seeing in some European countries a steady...
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
The reality behind fiscal scare stories, or mediamacro is alive and well
If you listen to the broadcast media, you will have almost certainly picked up the message that at some point in the near future the Chanc...
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Why the election for a new Liberal Democrat leader could be the key to voting Johnson out
I would normally have commented on what the Chancellor announced last Wednesday, but much of it was covered in my post last Tuesday where ...
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Sabotaging the recovery
I wrote last week about how a premature easing of lockdown in the UK would cost many more lives. This post will be about how it is also l...
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