Tag Archives: econ1

  1. “Labour’s rent controls” are nothing of the sort. Just redressing imbalances in the provision of a basic need. 

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    April 27, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Pollsters released some interesting data just after Labour made their announcement on Saturday about the “rent controls” they are going …
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  2. Profit caps for private healthcare providers – The wrong answer to a problem that doesn’t exist

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    March 30, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    I wish someone could take Ed Miliband by the lapels and ‘help’ him to understand that demand has to meet supply. …
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  3. Whither the environment in this election?

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    March 17, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Has anyone else noticed the lack of any debate or attention during this election campaign on the issues of the …
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  4. What to do about the high cost of low price milk?

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    February 7, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    It is often the case that when people ask whether a staple food going down in price is ‘good for …
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  5. Plain packaging on cigarettes – could it actually increase smoking?

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    February 6, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Here’s an easy task. Explain to someone why anyone who opposes the policy of removing branding from cigarette packets must …
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  6. Can you campaign against fuel poverty AND oppose fracking at the same time?

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    February 5, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Last week, MPs voted overwhelmingly against a bid to have all fracking suspended. However, this was not without controversy. Tessa …
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  7. Demand and supply at work – the Western Australian iron ore market

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    December 13, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Yesterday I wrote about the fall in oil prices and how they have been affected by geopolitical factors that have …
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  8. How do we solve a problem like Food Banks?

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    December 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has pointed out that he believes that people going hungry in this country is …
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  9. Private investment for start-ups is on the rise, SEIS Vince Cable

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    November 9, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I haven’t been a big fan of Vince Cable’s performance as Business Secretary during these four and a half years of …
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  10. Politics above economics in the energy market hurts consumers

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    June 11, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    This should be an article about economics. However, it has an unavoidable political dimension. What is going on in the …
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  11. ‘Collective pensions’: Another step towards defusing our demographic time-bomb?

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    June 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The government have widely trailed an initiative they are intending to put in Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech – to allow workers …
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  12. Balcombe fracking protest acquittals – pluralism restored

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    May 18, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The recent release of figures disclosing that of the 114 charges against protesters (including Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP …
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  13. Economics A-level Data response – don’t make the data your Adebayor

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    May 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

      I’m sure Economics A-level pupils don’t need to be reminded that a fortnight sees the start of the Economics A-level …
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  14. In the rental property market Labour’s ‘cap’ should fit

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    May 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    In terms of consistency of policy aim – the announcement by Ed Miliband of Labour’s ideas to reduce the imbalance …
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