Tag Archives: Economics

  1. How the Economics Profession got it wrong on Brexit

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    July 29, 2018 by Paul Goldsmith

    In today’s febrile political atmosphere, in which information that doesn’t fit a person’s bias is immediately discarded, it is refreshing …
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  2. Free trade: Why who gets the losses and gains makes it hard to defend

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    August 3, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    During his inauguration speech, Donald Trump made the case for instituting protectionist measures against free trade by claiming that ‘protection …
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  3. 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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  4. Labour debt-pointers are risking their party’s economic credibility again

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    May 21, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I actually can’t take it anymore. It is economically illiterate and it is self-defeating and it has to stop. It …
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  5. Why energy price caps will worsen the energy market for consumers

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    May 16, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The energy market is a target for both the mainstream political parties. Both Labour and Conservatives have suggested price caps …
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  6. Labour need to cease and desist their self-destructive line of attack on the deficit and debt

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    December 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    UK budget deficit as % of GDP When you have to rely on the public not understanding Economics to make …
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  7. 5 thoughts about George Osborne’s Autumn Statement/Pre-election bribe

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    December 4, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    1. So, er…apparently there’s an election soon? I say this with a wink because this was essentially a pre-election budget. …
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  8. Gordon Brown’s retirement..Bye Bye Bruiser

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    December 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    It has seemed obvious for the last four years, as Gordon Brown slinked into the background, so rarely reappearing in …
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  9. 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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  10. Kansas tax cuts show that the Laffer curve works both ways

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    September 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Being a great fan of seeing economic theory in action, I can’t help revelling in watching what is happening in …
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  11. The economics of seats at the cigar terrace at the Wellesley hotel

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    August 13, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Something that few people understand about restaurants is that rather than selling food, they are in fact selling space. More …
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  12. However much profit you make, cashflow is king.

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    July 30, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Cashflow is king for a business. One of the first things that I try and get over to students when …
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  13. The N-H-S – Cameron’s 2010 priority should become Labour’s 2015 focus

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    June 29, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron, in the run-up to the 2010 General Election, said that his priorities could be summed up in three …
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  14. GM food – how long will we ignore science and let people starve?

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    June 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Despite my wish to provide a balanced view on economic or political issues, I have to admit to finding it …
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  15. ‘HS3’ – Osborne sells the benefits of a global northern powerhouse

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    June 24, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

      One of the problems of being, you know, a properly functioning democracy is that governments need to try and …
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  16. Youth jobs and skills plan – how I know Ed Miliband’s onto something good

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    June 20, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Yesterday, Ed Miliband announced a new plan to tackle youth employment that addresses the short term problems of youth unemployment …
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