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Back to the Budget

by on January 29, 2015

One of the least remarked upon aspects of the President's State of the Union address last week was that it made no reference to the [more…]

The Greek Experiment

by on January 27, 2015

Let me congratulate the Greeks for taking the first, but only the first, step towards a more civilized economic policy. I am intrigued by the [more…]

Feel The Love – Davos Style

by on January 22, 2015

You will have seen or heard by now that our rich and beautiful are ensconced in their annual self-congratulatory power meet-up in Davos. This is [more…]

Change of Leadership?

by on January 21, 2015

Let me take another crack at last night's State of the Union address. We all know these speeches are meaningless in terms of actual policy. [more…]

Posture or Policy?

by on January 20, 2015

The media seems to be abuzz with the new and revitalized Obama. He is everywhere proposing all sorts of policies that are bright and shiny. [more…]

Zero Shocker

by on January 19, 2015

What with the World Economic Forum folks wading in on inequality ahead of the annual Davos shindig for the great and beautiful, here's what Oxfam [more…]

Economics Is What?

by on January 11, 2015

This week's Economist magazine includes an article designed to uplift the hearts of depressed¬†economists everywhere. It devotes a whole page under the headline "Meet the [more…]

More Uncertainty

by on January 8, 2015

Actually, now I think more about it, how can we ever have 'more' uncertainty? The massiveness of our lack of knowledge about the future surely [more…]

Quick Thought on a New Beginning

by on January 5, 2015

Imagine that you sit down one day with some friends and announce that you are going to invent economics. Great. Economics, you say, will be [more…]

Uncertain Causes

by on December 28, 2014

When you throw a feather out of a tenth story window it eventually hits the ground, but only after fluttering about for a while and [more…]