austerity

Budget Fog and Budget Clarity

by on May 23, 2017

On a clear day we can dream of being free from the farce and incompetence that is Trump. Meanhwile back in reality ...

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Trump, Denial and The End of Normal

by on August 10, 2016

Shocking is an understatement. Donald Trump is unfit for public office, be it town clerk or president of the US. He's an unbalanced egomaniac. He's a [more…]

Too Expensive?

by on April 19, 2016

Some things get too expensive. When they do, people tend to buy less. Duh. This quite simple and intuitive observation sits at the heart of all [more…]

Santa Claus, Taxes and Deficits

by on December 17, 2015

"Deficits don't matter", to borrow a phrase made famous by Dick Cheney. Hardly a left of center guy, Cheney was defending the sea of red [more…]

Boehner’s Demise

by on September 25, 2015

Losing John Boehner from his post as leader of the fractious Republican party in the House of Representatives marks another step in the slow attrition [more…]

Beating Dead Horse?

by on September 22, 2015

I am not sure I understand the point of Alexander Kaufman's column in the Huffington Post. In it he takes Paul Krugman to task for [more…]

Spanish Triumph?

by on August 10, 2015

It's all a bit annoying. Really. I have just read the Economist's article about Spain. The article is titled "Back on its feet".

Such a [more…]

Greece 2

by on July 13, 2015

Well so much for that.

Where do I begin?

The so-called deal announced yesterday achieves none of its objectives. The written objectives that is. The [more…]

Greece

by on July 7, 2015

So we reach the end. Good. Let democracy and popular government prevail. The entire Euro project was conceived by a small group of elitist technocrats, [more…]

Elitist Confusion

by on March 2, 2015

One of my ongoing sources of frustration is the amount of effort elitist folk put into lecturing the rest of us about why we ordinary people [more…]