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Economic history – this is going somewhere honest (at least in my head)

To give him his due, von Hayek was in favour of rules to ensure fair competition.  Strict rules for accounting are a vital part or this, but since the 1970s, deregulation has become fashionable and those regulations which impose a … Continue reading

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A bit more economic history

Keynes – bring on the nice guys After the crash of 1929, it was no longer possible to pretend that demand could never be deficient and the trauma caused by the crash enabled some different economic thinking to come to … Continue reading

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Where we are now

Where we are now is the result of decisions made in the past about our direction of travel.  Smith and Max-Neef refer to us having chosen the route of Machiavelli (it is much safer to be feared than loved) over … Continue reading

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Don’t be Greedy (Economics Unmasked)

‘Economics Unmasked: From power and greed to compassion and the common good‘ is a collaboration between a physicist Philip B Smith (they are much better at spotting the mathematical nonsense in accepted economic ‘wisdom’) and economist Manfred Max Neef.  The … Continue reading

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How to prosper?

My post on the 19th April stated my view that people switch off to information about the problems we face, in that instance I was talking about climate change, but the comment is equally valid for other issues.  With that … Continue reading

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Alright for some – Tax havens part 2

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Alright for some

I’ve been reading a book called Treasure Islands by Nicholas Shaxson: tax havens and the men who stole the world.  This is an excellent, if scary, book that has really brought home to me what an evil tax havens are. … Continue reading

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