Was Panorama’s Presenter right about Corbynomics?

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Panorama’s presenter, John Ware’s negative opinions were hardly hidden in ‘Jeremy Corbyn: Labour’s Earthquake’.  For example, he started by sneering that a Corbyn Town Hall meeting had all the fervour of a revivalist meeting (sub-text = crowd hysteria).  But then, he … Continue reading

First Conservative Budget in 18 years declares War on The Young and The Poor

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The first Conservative Budget in 18 Years declares war on the Young and the Poor From Alex Little: @alittleecon  First Published here The most eye-catching announcement in today’s Budget perhaps was the one about the “National Living Wage”, set to … Continue reading

Antidote to Osborne’s fairytale economics

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Panel of leading economists discuss and debate the true state of the economy and the lies underpinning the Government’s austerity programme. The panel includes: Owen Jones, Journalist James Meadway, Senior Economist, New Economics Foundation Ann Pettifor, Prime Economics Micheal Burke, … Continue reading

Dear Mr Miliband…

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Thanks to Alderman Michael Poulter MBE for permission to reprint   From: Alderman Michael Poulter MBE 8th January 2014 Mr Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Opposition, House of Commons. London SW1AOAA Dear Mr Miliband, Osborne’s Deficit Scam – The Excuse to … Continue reading

Why the deficit myth is a useful deception

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Why the deficit myth is a useful deception It is often difficult to understand the economic-speak into which so many expert-explanations seem to lapse.  I imagine that I am not alone so I will share a version of the explanations that … Continue reading

Boris Johnson and ‘Survival of the Fittest’

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The Manners and Morals of High Capitalism The only two things that were actually surprising about Boris Johnson’s Centre of Policy Research speech were: i)  That anyone should think that Boris’ avowal of 19th Century Social Darwinism is   surprising … Continue reading

Why do politicians tell us Debt/Deficit myths which they must know to be untrue?

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The New Economic Perspectives’ video clip on the Government budget, Deficits and Debt presented below (produced for educational purposes), debunks the myths that politicians tell their populations to justify ‘austerity’.  In the case of the clip, it starts with 3 … Continue reading