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Public sector borrowing totalled £14.0 billion in June 2011

This is the headline on the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) website, which you will note doesn’t have quite the same spin as the Government’s. PSNB of £14.0 billion is £0.3 billion higher – that’s right, more borrowing than in … Continue reading

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Back to growth

Let’s get back to the growth dilema.  We’ve already seen that GDP takes no account of lot’s of positive stuff that happens, like housework and voluntary work because it doesn’t have a monetary value, and that it takes no acount … Continue reading

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Cornwall Council business

This week on Wednesday is the Central Area Planning Sub Committee – 5pm in St Austell.  The public have a right to speak at these things (for a strictly limited and short time).  The paper work advises that you can … Continue reading

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The Growth Machine

We are caught in a growth dilemma.  Our economic model isn’t good at standing still.  The famous boom and bust is about going up and down.  The economy requires growth to remain stable, but all things being equal, as 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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Gordon Brown. Right for the IMF?

I had a listen to this speech recently that Gordon Brown gave at the Institute for New Econonic Thinking conference at Bretton Woods. I never thought Gordon would do well as prime minister.  Not because of anything to do with … Continue reading

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Stephen Gilbert on ‘understanding’ the deficit

I’ve been reading Stephen’s Westminster View column in the Cornish Guardian over the last couple of weeks about the budget, and then about what the deficit is.  I can’t help feeling that I’m being talked to like a small child … Continue reading

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