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Anti matters

Tony Myatt is a professor of economics in Canada and author, with Rod Hill, of the Economics Anti-Textbook in 2010. He has recently published the Macro Economics Anti-Textbook. The Mint …

Speaking figures

Power corrupts

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From bank vaults to the crypt

The Coppola column Crypto currencies are dead. Long live the crypto currency? The crypto industry has had a terrible year. The prices of cryptocurrencies have crashed and major crypto companies …

More or less equal?

Out of pocket rocket

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Some are more equal than others

There’s more to extreme wealth than first appears. Mark Thomas points it out. We are all used to inequality. There is inequality of height, weight, shoe size and just about …

Profit and profiteroles

The word on the street 

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All things being unequal

Sarah McKinley describes a structural reset to democratise our economies. The results of the recent midterm elections in the US were less polarised than anticipated and the threatened Republican Red …

Malignant growth

Seen but never heard

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Why we should abandon GDP

Gross Domestic Product is the most popular and useless quantity in economics say Erald Kolasi and Blair Fix. For all that it purports to say, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fails …

Hardcore Peripheries

Vegan cheese: you may scoff

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ShareAction response to European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee decision to enhance the financial sector’s due diligence obligations

The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) have committed to enhance the obligation on the financial sector to undertake due diligence on human rights and environmental impact. Commenting …

Past Events

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Levelling up – will it turn Britain into a more equal country?

‘Levelling up’ is the nearest the Conservative Party has to a big idea and now it has just become a White Paper, which opens with the following words:   “Levelling …

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Taking sides

Nicholas Gruen questions the value of competition and proposes a new frontier for political and economic reform. Since Adam Smith, economists have marvelled at competition’s capacity to improve our world …

Industrial policy, then and now

The space between us