economic policy

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 ...

The Trump [more…]

Economy Base Level

by on January 29, 2017

We are, no doubt, about to be barraged by a torrent of alternative facts concerning the economy and economic growth under our new leader. So [more…]

Trump and Economics

by on January 11, 2017

I don't want to spend much time on Trump and his version of economics primarily because I am not sure what it is. Nor, I [more…]

The Market Turn

by on January 2, 2017

I am going to be writing an extensive review of Avner Offer and Gabriel Söderberg's excellent book: "The Nobel Factor" in the near future. Meanwhile [more…]

James Meade Redux

by on November 10, 2016

Well, that was fun. A rebellion has swept away the establishment. I never thought I would say that the rebellion would be manifested within the GOP [more…]


by on April 18, 2016

One of the mysteries of economics is its contemporary willingness to ignore everything around it. Economists act as if the economy they study is easily isolated [more…]

Republican Pseudo-Economics

by on November 11, 2015

I was going to write about last night's Republican presidential debate. After all it was ostensibly about the economy.

But I can't. I won't.

There [more…]

Jeb!’s Tax Plan Blues

by on September 10, 2015

Silly season is well and truly underway.

Earlier this week Jeb! - formerly known as Jeb Bush - released his great spanking new tax plan. [more…]

Jeb? Not Jeb!

by on June 16, 2015

Oh no!

With the big boys and girl now officially in the presidential race we are all going to suffer from political pablum for 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…]