Tag Archives: macroeconomics

  1. What is ‘anti-austerity’?

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    June 24, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are very few areas where proponents of a policy, or those who are against it, seem so incapable of …
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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. The unintended consequences of raising corporation tax

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    May 15, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Recent research found that in 1979, when Margaret Thatcher took over the country and the economic model changed, the workforce …
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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. Labour can win on the economy if they can explain why ‘their’ type of economic growth is better

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    January 15, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Much has been made of the Institute of Fiscal Studies’ calculation that Labour’s plans for the future would mean that …
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  6. 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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  7. All eyes on Seattle: A ‘proper’ minimum wage is set at last

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    June 9, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    After a two year campaign driven by low-paid fast-food workers that had galvanised the electorate, Seattle’s newly elected mayor, Ed …
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