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Miles Kimball, Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan, looks at the case for redistribution.
Whilst the government likes to criticise tax havens as “sunny places for shady people”, they are simultaneously building Britain up to be one itself.
Jonathan Portes looks at the theory and the evidence for the contention that central banks can "offset" fiscal consolidation.
It's possible that a society of educated people is likely to be more cultured and scientific-minded than one of non-graduates, and this should have positive externalities in the form of better political discourse and higher culture. There is, however, little evidence of this in practice.
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RT @NIESRorg: BLOG: The results are in! @jdportes blog on his bet with @andrew_lilico - and why they "were both wrong" http://t.co/kvy0ePFd…
Euro Deflation And How To Interpret It - by @johnweeks41 http://t.co/rJJwzxhVAk
RT @jdportes: Angus Deaton, today's Economics Nobel winner, on why extreme inequality is neither inevitable nor desirable: http://t.co/7n6s…
Germany faces more difficult road ahead - http://t.co/kNAJIiNCOZ
RT @MattWhittakerRF: This, from @tomashirstecon, covers one of the most important - but as yet under-explored - economic debates of today h…