Monday, May 28, 2018

Trump’s No Good, Terrible, Tariffs On Steel And Aluminium Will Make...

Donald Trump has just announced, or at least mused, that he's going to make all Americans poorer. This is not a known function of...

Tories Follow Gordon Brown’s Spending Plans – Labour Party Outraged

Those of us rich in maturity and experience will recall what Gordon Brown's basic spending plans were. Other than just splash the cash on...

Google’s Bro’ Culture – What Do You Expect From A Mountain...

So here we've got a complaint that Google's internal culture is a "Bro'" one. That is, male, nerdy and really not very cultured at...

Introducing The Progressive Economics Group

The Progressive Economics Group is hoping to aid and inform progressive politicians with their incisive series of briefing papers on matters of current interest....

Booze Ain’t Half The Price, Wages Have Doubled

The wowsers over at the Institute for Alcohol (note, this translates as the Institute Against Alcohol) claim that supermarket booze has halved in price...

Venezuela’s Petro Cryptocurrency – Assignat Or Rentenmark?

When you've entirely blown up the value of a fiat currency the correct solution is to introduce a new form of money. So, Venezuela...

The Truly Interesting Part Of Krugman’s “See, Told Ya!” Paper

We're not great fans of macroeconomics around here, being of the opinion that this is the half of the subject we know humans are...

High Wages Aren’t The Problem, Higher Wages Are

There is, as all will be aware, rather a lot of moaning about the people who make high wages these days. That income inequality...

It’s All Robert Reich’s Fault – That Decline in Trust in...

Robert Reich tells us two things in one of his recent commentaries on the state of the nation. Two things which together could make...

Fools, Stock Buybacks and Trump’s Tax Plan

We have another of those most annoying outbreaks of economic illiteracy concerning the pharmaceutical companies, stock buybacks and Trump's tax plan. OK, perhaps better...