Category Archives: Media/Journalism

A Storm is Coming: On the Rethinking Economics Conference in London

I’ve published a piece on Al Jazeera that gives an account of the extremely impressive London conference that the students fighting to change economics put on at the end of last month. There are some nice anecdotes and I think … Continue reading

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The Reformation in Economics: Table of Contents

So, my book is super close to being finished (I know… I keep saying that…). And I have an agent currently considering it. They have said that they want this to be published as a popular book which is exactly … Continue reading

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Housing Bubble Redux

A piece I did for Al Jazeera on the IMF warnings of a potential global housing bubble. Here we go again. Will real estate bubbles again sink the global economy?

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Conferences You Should Attend Before You Die…

More work on the book today. And so no posts of substance which is unfortunate because there are a few things I want to write about at the moment. Anyway, in the meantime I would recommend that people buy tickets … Continue reading

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Free Money? Basic Income Guarantee vs. Job Guarantee

Still writing my book. But here’s one of those articles that I do find time to write because I get paid for it! This one examines the BIG policy versus rivals like the JG and the AFT. Money for Nothing … Continue reading

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On Rising Inequality and Piketty’s ‘Laws’

I note that some readers might be interested in some of my journalistic economic writing. So, I’m going to start posting it on here. Here is a piece that I wrote for Al Jazeera that was published today. Our fragile … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 60,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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OMG Tapering!

Well, it seems that the Fed has finally decided to initiate the much talked about ‘taper’ of the QE program. The proposed taper will wind down asset purchases by $10bn a month. That means that they won’t actually stop or … Continue reading

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John Carney’s Jobs Proposal: Cutting Satire or Accidental Self-Parody?

What is the essence of parody? The dictionary defines it as, an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect But definitions aside, I think that everyone knows a parody when … Continue reading

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Something is Rotten in the State of Macro: Krugman’s Continued Hypocritical Defence of the Status Quo

Paul Krugman is out again defending mainstream economics against students and others who rightly suspect that it has taken a wayward path. I won’t go too much here into Krugman’s own history as a gatekeeper for orthodox economics, having dug … Continue reading

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