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The Firebug

As the NY Times reported, Jimmy Kimmel had a concise summary of Trump’s treatment of immigrant children: “Thank you, Mr. President, for lighting the house on fire and now taking credit for putting the fire out.” 650 more words

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Voters understand better than commentators the trickery of state budgets

That’s the title of my latest piece in the Guardian.
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Privatisation has been the last fiscal resort of desperate governments for decades. By now, just about everyone in the community understands that the supposed windfall achieved by selling income generating assets is spurious.

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Economic Myths #3 – We Need More Jobs!

During an economic malaise one of the endless reams of statistics to which pundits glue their eyes is the number of jobs that are either created or destroyed. 892 more words

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Instead of Trade Wars

It tells a lot about our current economic policy to compare it with China’s own plan for their economy.  They want to move up the value chain—to be Apple with the big profits instead of a hardware supplier in a highly-competitive business.  1,061 more words

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What is "The Economy" Anyway?

Throughout this series, we’ve heard from numerous commentators who believe that conventional economic thinking isn’t keeping pace with the technological revolution, and that polarized ideological posturing is preventing the kind of open-minded discourse we need to reframe our thinking. 739 more words

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Harry Potter and the Federal Reserve

I have to admit that I am a Harry Potter fan.  But then few aren’t as far as I can tell, and this apparently includes everyone at the Federal Reserve. 254 more words

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