Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lesson Time!

So, I haven’t been posting for a day or two as I’m kind of busy at the moment – not to mention that today the dentist gave me some funny tablets before he started fiddling with my chompers (I can … Continue reading

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Betrayal or For the Love of God, No!

Disaster! We’re in for a disaster! The other day I overheard a guy in the pub, who looked like he’d been in there for most of the day, say that Ireland is completely fucked – he was right. The other … Continue reading

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The Irish Media and Economic Illiteracy: The Argentine Default, a Case Study in Economic Ignorance

Yesterday I came across something in the paper that, while it didn’t shock me, sort of irked me. It was a piece arguing that Gerry Adams is economically illiterate. Now, I don’t know if Gerry Adams is economically illiterate or … Continue reading

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Obama and Davos: Where I am to begin; for I shall return there again.

And it is all one to me Where I am to begin; for I shall return there again.   In the fifth century, in the Greek city of Elea, there lived a philosopher named Parmenides. He believed that there was … Continue reading

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The Writing on the Wall: Stagflation to Hit the UK Once More?

GDP figures are in for the UK in the final quarter of last year – and they’re bad… very bad. GDP shrank by 0.5%. While the actual contraction seems to have been caused by the terrible weather, there is a … Continue reading

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Economists and Conflicts of Interest

Interesting piece on conflict of interest within the discipline:

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Unionise!!!

When the world falls apart some things stay in place Levi Stubbs’ tears run down his face It would seem that – predictably enough – the US unemployment rate is eating into the level of union membership. The Bureau of … Continue reading

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