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Six months on

Returning to new posts after six months in which the unassailable logic of monetary policy has been proven once again….a storming return to growth within the UK economy,  boosted by an unrelenting flood of cheap money and low interest rates. … Continue reading

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Inequality and oligopoly in the network economy

Twelve plants and five animals produce 90% of the world’s food supply. Six corporations provide 90% of the world’s food supply. Two companies dominate the ‘carbonated’ drinks industry and two more the commercial aircraft manufacturing sector; three control the mobile … Continue reading

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Optimism bias

The number of over 65s working has topped a million for the first time. They’re needed because – apparently – the UK is running out of workers. 13.5m vacancies will be created in the next two years and only 7m … Continue reading

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A question from Tallinn

Will the de-growth argument come back any time soon? An idea whose time seemed to have arrived five or so years ago now rarely dare raise its head. And yet with UK GDP this year now expected to be just … Continue reading

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The imperative of recovery

The PM has put us on a ‘war footing’ for recovery. Lack of growth, it seems, is as serious a threat as  invasion. This state of emergency has been translated into a familiar attack on red tape and planning – as … Continue reading

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Or maybe not – the curse of the zombies and threat of a triple dip

The one ray of hope lately has been the low level of inflation. But the BoE extinguished that one this week with news that prices are heading up at a faster rate and are outstripping wage growth again. Inflation in October … Continue reading

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Crisis what crisis?

‘Crisis? What crisis?’ was a 1975 album by prog rock band Supertramp, surely one of the uncoolest bands of the decade – all middlebrow musicianship and long songs about dreaming at a time when anger and abrasive three minute polemics … Continue reading

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