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Pension promises- "second hand not second rate".

There’s an old Elvis Costello song (Senior Service) which talks about the DWP

They took me in the office and they told me very carefully…

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May exports slide despite solid electronics shipments

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

Singapore’s electronics shipments continued to soar last month on strong global demand, but it was not enough to arrest a slide in overall exports. 448 more words

Current Affairs

Where does World Health Organisation get its economic advice?

From nobody and hence it needs a chief economist urgently.

Amanda Glassman has a post on how WHO messes up on basic health economics. She also links to this more… 559 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc

Worst time tax


No right-minded economist would tell a $5-billion per year government sitting on a surplus of more than $60 billion to impose an income tax during a recession. 1,296 more words


When an Australian economist's piece on monetary transmission is discussed in Parliament..

It does not happen too often when Parliamentarians discuss an economist’s piece, even if the hearing is on economic matters.

So it is interesting when Prof.  898 more words

Economics - Macro, Micro Etc

World Bank economist: Risks to world economy receded

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

The World Bank is keeping its forecast for global growth in 2017 unchanged, because for the first time in years, no new risks have arisen to threaten the outlook. 796 more words

Money Matters

John Maynard Keynes (1883.06.05)

His genius as a prodigy of intellect expressed itself in many other spheres of activity,  John Maynard Lord Keynes, was born on this date in 1883.   82 more words