Congratulations To Ethiopia – Getting Richer By Going Neoliberal

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Ethiopia didn't have a good economic time of it in the recent past. That leap from Haile Selassie's monarchical feudalism to Mengistu's Red Terror...

The CEA Gets The Nordics Right – They’re Not Socialist At All

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The Guardian's getting a little antsy about a new report from the Council of Economic Advisers. One which says that socialism isn't quite all...

How Is It Possible To Miss The British Housing Crisis This Badly?

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Most of us - those who don't already own their share of the green and pleasant acres at least - have noted the problems...

This Will Be Interesting – Uber Drivers Strike In Mumbai, India

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One of the things we tend to believe about the gig economy is that it's going to reduce union power. Indeed, reduce any organised...

How Stupid Do You Have To Be To Complain About This?

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From our archives of stupid things believed by British academics: Chair in Inclusive Societies, University of Sheffield Inclusive what? The silliness: More than 500 high-rise developments are...

The Liverpool Tower Block Where We Rip Off The Foreign Plutocrats

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We're told of a tower block owned by certain foreigners. Where the tenants are cold and those dastards have been making massive profits. Given...

Oh Dear, Piketty’s Numbers Aren’t Right

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That Thomas Piketty offered us all an interesting critique of how contemporary capitalism works is interesting. It's an interesting critique too. The question though...

Desperately Sad Research About The Internet And Economic Growth – It Doesn’t Produce It

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That's one way of looking at this piece of research out of Australia. The internet doesn't produce any economic growth therefore everyone should stop...

The EPI Gets The Trade Deficit With China Entirely Wrong – Again

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The Economic Policy Institute wants to tell us all that the trade deficit with China is a very bad thing, very bad indeed. Because...

Why Would We Trust The People Or System That Brought Us The 1970s?

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Larry Elliott wants us all to know that it's very important that we kill off inequality so that we all trust each other again....