Thursday, July 19, 2018

UK Services PMI Bounces – That Economy Out There Is Doing...

There are any number of economic statistics out there for us to take note of. Some of them are usefully important - an inflation...

If Only Commonspace, Or The Senior Lecturer, Understood What They Are...

Another in our infrequent series of discussions about why politics is so screwed - plus, as an added bonus, an examination of whether the...

Where’s All The Economic Growth? Goldman Sachs Blames Apple’s iPhone

Perhaps not blames Apple's iPhone but Goldman Sachs is using the company's products to explain where that missing economic growth is. One of our...

Peter Navarro’s FART Act – Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing.

We should all be aware that Peter Navarro - unfortunately Trump's Director of the newly created National Trade Council - has some pretty odd...

Venezuela’s Inflation Hits 40,000% – No, Not Socialism But Market Destruction

That Venezuela's economy is now a basket case is clear to all but the most rigid ideologue. The only interesting question left is why...

Why The Heck Is Canada Having Orange Juice Tariffs? That’s Ridiculous

Of course we're all aware that this very idea of a trade war is ludicrous. Each government is promising, with ever greater vehemence, to...

To Explain That Gravity Model Of Trade For You

A standard observation is that places which are closer together trade with each other more than places which are further apart. Add to that...

Canada Should Abolish Dairy Supports Not To Please Trump, But Because...

The Premier of Quebec has started to argue that Canada should change one small part of it's support of the domestic dairy industry in...

Of Course Not All Indian Money In Swiss Banks Is Tax...

This isn't quite how Piyush Goyal has put the point but it is what he means - of course not all Indian source money...

The UK Moves Into The Wider World

The UK moves to a wider world In the Financial Year 2017-2018, inward investment into the UK created 76,000 new jobs, 1,500 every week, says...