The British economy is a rich source of inconvenient truths for both sides in the economic debate
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The possibility of a catastrophic interruption to the supply of energy from the Gulf states is nightmare that we’ve lived with for decades
No drug user wants to be a junkie anymore than an over-eater wants to be fat, but these things aren’t what the choice is actually about
Britain is one of the most socially immobile countries in the western world… can you guess which country is at the other end of the scale?
Of the eight biggest English cities outside London, seven of them do worse than the national average across a range of economic indicators
We should have more respect for the scientists who admit what they don’t know – and what they’ve got wrong – than for the swaggering sceptics who think they’ve got it all sussed.
Libertarian parties show very little sign that they will ever win power at the ballot box. Perhaps this is fitting – after all, the idea of implementing libertarianism from the top-down seems rather inconsistent.
Sharing the proceeds of growth is no longer an option. Growth may be back, but the proceeds were spent years ago.
The inspiration for a sovereign wealth fund comes from Norway, which “is probably the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund”
Though it might not say so directly, ‘Crap Towns’ is, in fact, a plea for beauty – as something that should be present everywhere, not just in the enclaves of the rich.
If shale gas can displace oil from transport, then that’s a big plus for both the environment and energy security.
If we’re truly kicking our addiction to easy credit – and the associated habits of speculation – then the Great Detoxification of the economy may be at hand.