Bank of England – Rising Disposable Incomes Create Babies

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The Bank of England is reporting that lower interest rates raise the prices of things bought with borrowed money. Well, thanks for that, would...

The Latest, Greatest, Idea – Inflation Inequality

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So, the idea is that we're underestimating how many poor people there are because poor and rich face different inflation rates. Yet we use...

Branko Milanovic And The Dreadful Marxist Confusion Of Markets With Capitalism

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Branko Milanovic has much to say which is extremely enlightening. His work on whose incomes have risen as a result of globalisation - the...

Mariana Mazzucato’s Worries About The Hollowing Out Of The State

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An interesting little concern here from Mariana Mazzucato. That government shouldn't outsource things because government needs to be able to do these things itself....

Unpaid Careers Aren’t Worth £762.75 A Week, Nothing Like. £300 Mebbe

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The Social Market Foundation wants us to know that an unpaid carer is actually producing economic value of £762.75 a week. This is nonsense....

Delhi’s Smog Pollution Is The Result Of Peasant Farming

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There's a solution to Delhi's horrendous smog pollution and it's not the one you are thinking of. Forget about all those attempts to ban...

Why There’s No Such Thing As Truly Strategic Materials

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Much is made these days of the argument that there are strategic materials that any one economy must be able to supply for itself....

It’s Capitalism The Raises Up The Workers

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There was a recent little reportette telling us how awful are the working lifestyles of sanitation workers in poor countries. Yep, they're bad. But...

Can you explain “behavioral economics” and “nudge approach” in a simple way?

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An answer at Quora: Simple way? People are weird. We can exploit that. Slightly less simple way. Human psychology has some known twists in it. We’re...

UK Employment Probably Hasn’t Fallen You Know

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Employment in the UK has fallen at its fastest rate in four years amid growing evidence that a slowing economy is taking its toll...