Category Archives: Economic Policy

The International Labour Organisation… Almost Correct

I have an article up on Al Jazeera this week. It may be the last journalistic article I write for some time as I start a new job next week. But this one deserves some brief discussion because the material … Continue reading

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The Economic Consequences of the Overthrow of the Natural Rate of Interest

For quite a few months I have, on this blog, been alluding to a paper that I had written which showed that the natural rate of interest is implicitly dependent on the EMH in its strong-form in order to be … Continue reading

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Scotland: After the Election and Moving Into the Future

I have some writing to do today, so I’m not doing a post. Yesterday, however, I published a piece on Al Jazeera America about the future of Scotland after the election. It might be worth a read. Scotland’s future is … Continue reading

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The Scottish Currency Question: A Solution

This week the Scots will vote on independence and the ghost of Bonnie Prince Charlie will ride once more… oh no! I’m not going there! Living in London and being from a country that declared independence from the crown last … Continue reading

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On Gold Buggery

My piece on gold bugs, their culture and their silliness is now online at The New Internationalist website for all you lousy folks that didn’t bother picking up a copy. It was one of the most fun pieces I ever … Continue reading

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Media Etc.

Too backed up to do a new post today. But a piece of mine went up on Al Jazeera yesterday that deals with the OECD’s very ambitious report from a few weeks ago. Readers might find that of interest. The … Continue reading

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Taxation, Government Spending, the National Debt and MMT

The other day my friend Rohan Grey — a lawyer and one of the key organisers behind the excellent Modern Money Network (bringing Post-Keynesian economics to Columbia Law School, yes please!) — directed me to an absolutely fascinating piece of writing. … Continue reading

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How to Approach the Problem of Inflation in Economics

In my previous post I laid out why the Phillips Curve theory of inflation is wrong and why it was misguided to try to rebuild it. The key point I made in that regard was that inflation is a complex, … 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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The Eurozone: An Awful Mess

I have an article that went up on Al Jazeera yesterday. It’s on the future of the Eurozone and its got some good responses so far. Readers might be interested. The European single currency system spirals further out of control

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