Property in Ireland: another bridge too far
The bust after the 2007 property price boom in Ireland has left its scars. As a second bubble is swelling Peter Manley warns that people shouldn’t lose out again to
Don’t bring the house down
Real estate is a load bearing part of the UK economy. Alexander Tziamalis warns how cracks are appearing. London real estate is in a downward spiral, for the first time
Coastlines, climate change and creativity.
Harnessing human imagination could prove pivotal in convincing the world that climate change is more round-the-corner than on-the-horizon. Prashant Vaze writes. There is a scene in BBC’s Sherlock in which
Enough is enough
The cost of the UK’s inadequate income support is huge. Paul Nicolson writes. The UK has never been generous with its benefits system. In 2008, Tim Harford of the Financial
Health economics: a prognosis
Is established thinking in economics up to the challenges presented by healthcare provision? Geoffrey M. Hodgson conducts and examination. “Health economics would seem to be a perfect topic for heterodox
There has always been an alternative
The NHS crisis is a crisis of neoliberalism writes Laurie Laybourn-Langton This year, the National Health Service turns seventy, finding itself in a world radically different to that which welcomed
Behavioural insights in the age of austerity: how research on the psychology of poverty can help us to stay focused on society
Public policy attention toward behavioural insights risks focusing on individual decision-making at the cost of considering the root causes of broader societal problems. But evidence from emerging research that spans
Laura McCullagh works with people who are in danger of homelessness. She tells The Mint how her clients’ difficulties begin with lack of money and how she tries to guide
Gamekeeper turned Revolutionary
Angus Armstrong is now leading a centre charged with the task of restoring the relevance of macroeconomics following its failure to see the possibility of the 2008 crash. And he
Tim Jackson gained his global reputation outside academia with his groundbreaking book Prosperity without Growth, originally published in 2009 as a report from the Sustainable Development Commission for the UK government. In it he
Nigella Vigoroso-Heck confesses putting failure into teaching market failure and laments the scope available in A level economics courses. Market failure is one of my favourite concepts to teach. Nestled
The one and only
According to his website, Doctor Yoram Bauman is the world’s first and only stand-up economist. He tours the world entertaining not only economists but also bankers and lawyers. He has
And so… to the cleaners. An invitation to lunch all gets a bit messy.
Last week I had a lunch date. This is not something I get to have much these days. One of my postgraduate students, Crispin McDonal, contacted me through my university.
Your house is the rotten heart of the inequality engine
The bloated value of your house(s) is an unearned windfall and a expropriation from others. Think depriving the NHS or poor kids. Yeah, that bad! I know you didn’t plan
In 1985 London’s Victoria and Albert Museum put on an exhibition entitled National characteristics of design. It looked at various aspects of manufacturing, fashion and other sectors in eight leading
Symptoms of growth addiction: bad housing, bad health and Donald Trump?
In this issue we focus on the economics of two issues that have dominated our politics for decades: health and housing. The health of the NHS is maybe our
Short and Sweet
In remarkably few words Nick Silver gets to many points in his biting analysis of the global financial system, Finance, Society and Sustainability. It’s all good – more would be