Monday, May 21, 2018

US China Agreement – But Countries Don’t Trade With Each Other,...

This latest announcement about the trade spat between the US and China shows a certain lack of understanding of the basics here. For they've...

No, Seriously Folks, Data Is Not The New Oil

A commonplace of our times is that data is the new oil. An unfortunate thing for people to think for it's entirely bass ackwards...

Clear And Obvious Protectionism – A Cartel Forming – In The...

We are all warned that the American economy is becoming more concentrated. There are fewer producers of any one thing, each of them thereby...

An Important Difference – Structural Or Cyclical Decline On The Railways?

This is an interesting little spanner being thrown in the works. For we've - as we all too bloody well know - that insistence...

Idiot Report Of The Day – Britain Needs 4 Million More...

We're all going to dismiss this latest report from the homelessness mongers as being silly, idiocy even. Which is something that we shouldn't do,...

Britain’s Labour Market Is Actually Working After These Decades Of Neoliberal...

Britain has, quite famously, the most flexible labour market in Europe. That means, to put it the other way, fewer protections for those in...

Dear Lord, Don’t Use The Money Properly, Spend It!

A most amusing little insight into a certain cast of mind. There was a certain odd'un who, back in the 1920s, left a pot...

As The Resolution Foundation Points Out, The Welfare State Isn’t Affordable

Every time someone says that we need to raise taxes to pay for elder health care, or pensions, or the effects of an ageing...

Parks Have Value D’Oh. So, We’re Richer, More Productive And Less...

Over the weekend we had a charity which supports the idea of public parks telling us that public parks have a value to people....

Pricy Pasties

Austrian economists say that if you magic a bunch of money into existence, the price of stuff tends to go up – you've added...