Friday, July 20, 2018

US Quits Are Up – That Job Market Is Getting Better...

The great question about the labour market these days is, well, where the Hell are the wage rises? We've subdued inflation, economic growth is...

As Usual, People Get The Trade Effect Of The Euro –...

There's a significant problem with papers like this. Not in the details of what they're trying to do - tease out the trade effects...

Clean Clothes’ Absurd Demand For Bangladeshi Minimum Wage Rise In The...

We'd all like poor people to be richer. The important question is how do we make them richer? Do we follow the tried and...

Again, If Only The Observer Understood Economics

The Office for National Statistics has decided to issue monthly GDP estimates instead of merely quarterly. No, bad idea, even if better information collection...

As We’ve Been Saying, We Cannot Afford The Welfare State We’ve...

You'll have noted that there's a cry, a clamour, that we've got to raise taxes. Raise taxes on all sorts of people because government's...

Paul Krugman Misses – As Do Most – The Problem With...

As is usual with Paul Krugman and matters economic he's right what he says here about a government job guarantee. As is also usual...

The Mongolian Clusterhuddle Explaining Why India And Bangladesh Are Still Poor

It's entirely possible - and true - to point out that both India and Bangladesh are actually rather rich places. They're well above the...

Seriously, When Will The Guardian Learn Some Economics?

The Guardian tries its hand at an explainer about trade and tariffs. And, as we would expect when the newspaper tries to deal with...

Numtots Have Entirely Missed The Point Jane Jacobs Was Making

The Guardian introduces us to a grouping who have entirely missed the point being made. The Numtots are a group, Facebook community, a mistake...

I Just Want To Show Off My Nuts, I Don’t Need...

I am looking at bowls and I'm rather confused. My only real requirement is that they should be usable for putting nuts in and...