The last time the UK's trade deficit was as large as it is now was at the height of the Lawson boom. And we all know what happened next....
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Andrew Hughes-Hallett of the University of St. Andrews explains why, contrary to views expressed by many professional economists in a recent survey, Scottish independence could be good for Scotland.
The remarkable correlation between the expansion of the Trussell Trust food bank franchise and Britain’s austerity-driven welfare reform has raised eyebrows.
Does the UK recovery prove wrong those of us who argued that the Government's fiscal consolidation plan, announced in June 2010, was poorly designed and ignored some basic economic principles.
The Chancellor's target of highest employment in the G7 fails to address the UK's real problems - poor productivity, low wages and declining competitiveness.
Will the legacy of QE be uncontrollable inflation?
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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