It is completely understandable that older people think their pensions should be protected at the expense of younger people. But it is also foolish.
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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.
John Aziz and Tomas Hirst discuss the impact of quantitative easing on the real economy and whether the US is recovering.
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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