These People Are Insane About Public Broadband

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A letter to The Guardian containing a piece of entire economic insanity. I am not kidding either, this is mad. Do note the point that...

Weirdly True- Coronavirus Saves More Lives Than It Kills

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This is something that we'd think is not true but actually turns out to be so - true that is. The coronavirus has saved...

Tautology Alert – The Balance Of Payments Balances

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It was Adam Smith who pointed out that there is nothing so ridiculous as worrying about the balance of trade. Because we buy more...

Don’t Release Tax Records – It Makes The Poor Miserable, The Rich Smug

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Sure, we can say that sunlight is the best disinfectant. But revealing the amount of inequality in society might not be all that good...

The Irruption Of Neoliberalism In Slashing And Burning The State

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We have a claim in The Guardian. A strong one too: The Reagan/Thatcher years began to change things, as neoliberal economics destabilised societies by slashing...

Algorithms Are Better Than We Thought – They Can Collaborate Into Cartels

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There's a strain of thought which insists that cartels, monopolies, oligopolies, can only exist where there's evil intent. Another where it's just the logical...

Again With Why Mariana Mazzucato Is Wrong

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As we all recall, Mariana Mazzucato wants us all to know that government invents everything and thus should get a slice of the cash...

S&P Says It’s China Winning The Trade War, Not US As Trump Says

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Of course no one actually wins a trade war - consumers only lose and we are supposed to be running the whole system in...

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...

Complete Nonsense From Shelter – Britain Does Not Have 320,000 Homeless

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Shelter has a very annoying indeed habit of claiming vast numbers - 320,000 today - of homeless people when in fact this is the...