People of the Left looking for dragons to slay in the financial system really need to understand the nature of the beast.
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Portugal's Espirito Santo Group shows that complex, opaque corporate structures with embedded banks create moral hazard and the risk of fraud.
The size of new mortgages compared with borrower incomes is rising, suggesting households are becoming more vulnerable to income and interest rate shocks. Will macroprudential regulation be enough?
A majority of economists surveyed by the Centre for Macroeconomics think it is time to use macroprudential tools to calm the UK's housing market.
Is it possible to embrace big banks, while disavowing Too Big To Fail?
For the first time in history, people have the real prospect of no longer having to work long hours in boring, repetitive and physically debilitating jobs to meet basic needs. We will have more time to spend interacting with each other, caring for each other.
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RT @NIESRorg: Britain’s stunted ‘recovery’ leaves us wishing for what might have been | Jonathan Portes http://t.co/McLi876GAA via @guardian
The 21st Century Inequality Pushback - by @azizonomics http://t.co/z60idVKBnO
First time buyer affordability - by @resi_analyst http://t.co/8UseiVGIQT
Immigration and the UK labour market - by @Frances_Coppola http://t.co/1TRHOZEyZZ
RT @ShodanAlexM: Good post > MT @Frances_Coppola Text of my talk at Manchester Univ’s PCES yesterday: “The failure of macroeconomics” http:…