Socialism’s Promises – As In Liverpool, So In Venezuela, The Dead Unburied

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One of the basic premises of having government in the first place is that public health matters are dealt with. Indeed, historians usually point...

The Whining, The Whining – Economic Liberalism Is The Cure To Brazil’s Ills

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There is an amusement to this column. It's essentially an extended whine about how the "extreme right wing" candidate in Brazil's election might bring...

Trump’s Shouting At The Fed Over His Own Tax Policies

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There is a certain amusement to watching Donald Trump shouting at the Federal Reserve over interest rate rises. Less amusement about the Dow falling...

To Explain Botswana’s Fall In Fertility

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The Guardian wants to tell us that something special has happened in Botswana. The fertility rate has fallen from 7 children per woman in...

Congratulations To Socialism – Venezuela’s Inflation Half A Million Percent, To Rise Another Million

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For a socio-economic system which has never actually managed to work anywhere it has been imposed socialism still manages to gain an awful lot...

Erdogan’s Losing It About Turkish Inflation

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Erdogan appointed his son in law as finance minister. This has worked out about as well as appointing the bloke shagging your daughter is...

Why Romer and Nordhaus For The Nobel

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Sure, there're a million people writing columns about this right now. But this seems an entirely reasonable overview of why. From The Conversation: William Nordhaus...

If British Colonialism Aided Hong Kong, Why Not Make Greece An EU Colony? –...

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Not quite the sort of question we'd thought we'd see these days, colonialism being entirely out of fashion. Except, obviously enough, people in Brussels...

Oxfam’s Logical Failure Over Inequality

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Oxfam is indulging itself in a little bit of backcasting. Actually, not just bits or gobbets but vast steaming piles of it. This is...

With The Nordhaus Nobel Can We Finally Get Climate Change Economics Right Please?

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William Nordhaus has finally got his Nobel which is good. What is also excellent about this is that we've now this official recognition of...