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McDonnell's response to Hammond: Only Labour can deliver Brexit for the many

This morning Philip Hammond made his – delayed – Mansion House speech. Its messages were clear – austerity will continue, the Chancellor is not in agreement with the PM over Brexit. 364 more words

Labour Party

(What's Left of) Our Economy: U.S. Productivity Remains in the Doldrums

The Labor Department reported earlier this week that America’s labor productivity flat-lined at an annual rate between the last quarter of last year and the first quarter of this year. 520 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

(What's Left of) Our Economy: JOLTS of Confusing News About the U.S. Jobs Market

Since the U.S. economy has settled at its current level of near-full employment (at least by the official figures), the monthly JOLTS reports issued by the Labor Department have been attracting much less attention – including from me! 636 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Meadow Well, North Shields: A lot to be proud of

“I do not think there any politicians who are from a poverty background”…

“You get to vote, yeah – but that doesn’t mean we are heard.”… 832 more words

Community Voices

Australian Politics – Why Voters Are Fed Up: Living Standards Don't Rise

By Andrew Bolt ~

No wonder Australian voters have had it with the two main political parties: there has been no improvement in living standards since 2011. 158 more words

Public Opinion

Time for Scottish Ministers to pay up!

Last week PCS members across the UK took part in a coordinated payday protests. Scottish workers joined in high numbers, many them from the Scottish Government sector. 399 more words

The Antebellum Puzzle, Anthropometric History and Quebec

I recently gave an interview on Economics Detective Radio with Garrett Petersen to talk about my forthcoming article in Economics & Human Biology (with Vadim Kufenko and Alex Arsenault Morin). 63 more words

Economics