Tag Archives: ECON2

  1. Why public finances cannot be compared to personal finances

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    May 26, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Have you ever heard someone compare the public finances to personal finances? Have you ever heard the accusation that Labour …
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  2. Conservative welfare policies are too easily badged with “nasty party” to win them an election

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    February 19, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Margaret Thatcher’s lasting legacy to the Conservative Party seems to be that when they say “long-term economic plan” many people …
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  3. Syriza coalition with Independent Greeks shows Tsipras refuses to accept he can’t control Economics

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    January 30, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    There’s going to be a lot to write about Greece over the next few months. The inevitable result of a …
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  4. Inflation at 0.5% – should we worry about deflation now?

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    January 16, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    So inflation has continued it’s fall to the point where deflation is a distinct possibility, with some economists saying it’s …
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  5. Day one and Labour quickly falls into Tories’ austerity trap

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    January 6, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Amongst the astonishingly negative start to the General Election campaign yesterday, as the Tories said that Labour would crash the …
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  6. Deflation stalks the UK – why we should worry

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    December 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Normally, you would expect the announcement that inflation has fallen as far down as 1% to be greeted with joy. …
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  7. Miliband’s deficit cutting plan is late, but better than never

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    December 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The trouble with the speech Ed Miliband gave  yesterday on how Labour would reduce the deficit is not that it …
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  8. Why has the fall in unemployment led to a FALL in tax receipts?

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    October 15, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    In a fascinating article for the Times (click here to read), Ed Conway, the economics editor of Sky News, raises …
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  9. Unpicking the mansion tax

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    October 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Oh the mansion tax, the mansion tax, the mansion tax….it’s been talked about for a long time and now, given …
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  10. Universities UK tuition fee impact figures should lead to a discussion about what a university education is for

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    August 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So Universities UK published a report recently that is the first proper attempt to analyse the effect of raising university …
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  11. GDP being back where it was is not a ‘recovery’. Investment needs to recover too.

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    August 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    About a fortnight ago the government announced triumphantly that the economy had fully recovered from the recession. To illustrate this …
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  12. Austerity 2 – you ain’t seen nothing yet

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    July 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The UK has one of the largest budget deficits in the world. The amount that our government spending exceeds our …
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  13. The ECB set negative interest rates: What does this mean?

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    June 8, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    On Thursday the European Central Bank announced that it was setting their interest rate at -0.1%. This is not a …
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  14. AS Macro technique – get the basics in your brain

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    May 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZxvYy5-ekI As the AS Macroeconomics exam approaches, I have trying to explain to my pupils the importance of getting the basics …
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