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A couple I know had an issue with their daughter’s residence hall. Their daughter made them aware of mold in her residence hall bathroom. The pictures were very upsetting. 305 more words

(What's Left of) Our Economy: Latest Data Show America Still Has a Big Productivity Problem

There’s been so much earth-shaking political news in the last few weeks that I’ve neglected some of the key U.S. economic data series I’ve been following. 472 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Onion in Handkerchief Time From Mainstream Economics & Politicians

Maybe the negative projections on poor income will come true and maybe there is a huge negative from BrExit. However to the poor it will be nothing like the cuts in benefits (in and out of work) nor their loss of health care that is coming from first New Labour policy and latterly Coalition and Conservative Govt – effectively a continuum backed but the #fakenews of  all national newspapers. 274 more words

Economics

The demise of linear progress?

The world’s gone mad. Or rather, those who are deemed to have an expert view on the world have gone mad, letting the reins of reality slip from their hands and seem to be as disconnected from real people as many of the politicians who seek to represent them are. 407 more words

British Politics

Gittins: forget growth, aim for quality of life | Macrobusiness

By Leith van Onselen

Published with kind permission by Macrobusiness

Fairfax’s Ross Gittins has penned a good article questioning the economics profession’s infatuation with growth and calling for policy makers to focus on quality and raising living standards instead: 356 more words

Australia & NZ

(What's Left of) Our Economy: An All-Too-Convenient "Truth" About Productivity

As a close friend once sagely told me, “If you take the most cynical possible interpretation of something, you’ll rarely be wrong.” He surely would agree, “That goes double for politics and policy.” So I hope you agree that it’s reasonable to predict that… 1,298 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy