Tag Archives: Economics

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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