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Can Global Britain Defy Gravity?
Probably not.

"Perhaps the boost to productivity from being able to use incandescent light bulbs while vacuuming with high-powered hoovers will be significant, but the above suggests new free trade agreements alone can’t do it."
ukpolitics  brexit  eu  economics 
april 2017 by nwlinks
Martin Wolf: The long and painful journey to world disorder
Hope this stays outside FT paywall - fascinating/horrifying.
january 2017 by nwlinks
UK exports have boomed since the Brexit referendum, but mostly to the EU
The UK is enjoying an increase in exports to the EU, driven in the main by a fall in the pound caused by a fear that it will not be freely trade with the EU in the future. This is a cake that cannot continue to be both had and eaten forever.
ukpolitics  brexit  eu  economics 
december 2016 by nwlinks
99 Reasons Why 2016 Was a Good Year
I saw a number of other people posting this and thought, huh, grasping at straws here. But actually these are all really good developments which did help cheers me up.
economics  politics  news 
december 2016 by nwlinks
The American Dream, Quantified at Last
More on the growth of inequality in the USA.
uspolitics  economics 
december 2016 by nwlinks
Inequality Is Killing The American Dream
Would be interested to see this methodology applied elsewhere.
uspolitics  economics 
december 2016 by nwlinks
Hosting The Olympics Is A Terrible Investment | FiveThirtyEight
Average cost overruns: 176% for Summer Games, 142% for Winter Games.
sport  economics 
august 2016 by nwlinks
The Discontented
And an economic remedy. Long but worthwhile read. #fb
ukpolitics  elections  economics  uspolitics  brexit 
july 2016 by nwlinks
How ‘Economists for Brexit’ manage to defy the laws of gravity
"Minford admits his model predicts that the policy would cause the ‘elimination’ of UK manufacturing and a large increase in wage inequality. But although he is relaxed about these outcomes, we suspect that voters in Port Talbot and elsewhere in Britain wouldn’t be so impressed."
ukpolitics  eu  economics  brexit 
june 2016 by nwlinks
Follow the money: Apple vs. the FBI
@cstross has a theory about the real agenda.
technology  internet  economics 
march 2016 by nwlinks
Peak paper
Also Peak Oil, Peak Coal, Peak Steel and maybe Peak People?
economics  technology 
february 2016 by nwlinks
Economics in the Age of Abundance
Now that we can all eat, what's next?
january 2016 by nwlinks
Matthew 22:39
Research shows that (some) devout people are just mean.
religion  economics 
november 2015 by nwlinks
Why Free Markets Make Fools of Us by Cass R. Sunstein
Great (though long) review of what sounds like an excellent book.
psychology  economics 
october 2015 by nwlinks
OECD - Cross border data flows
Does your business use data from other countries? Tell the OECD!
internet  economics 
september 2015 by nwlinks
You need more than the media to grasp the world
Hans Rosling explains what the world is really like.
media  economics 
september 2015 by nwlinks
The World Happiness Report 2015
Swiss top, Irish 18th, Belg 19th, UK 21st, Togo last.
politics  economics 
august 2015 by nwlinks
A World Without Work
Very long, but very interesting.
economics  work 
june 2015 by nwlinks
Making Do With More by J. Bradford DeLong
"we are producing and consuming much more than our economic indicators suggest"
february 2015 by nwlinks
Credit Suisse's Global Wealth Report 2014
Belgium has a) most equal wealth distribution, b) 2nd highest median wealth per adult.
economics  belgium 
october 2014 by nwlinks
Credit Suisse's Global Wealth Report 2014
Belgium has a) most equal wealth distribution, b) 2nd highest median wealth per adult.
economics  belgium 
october 2014 by nwlinks
The Secret of Belgium’s Success
"Don't just do something, stand there!"
belgium  economics 
july 2014 by nwlinks
@johnquiggin's dissection of "boomers", etc.
economics  history 
march 2014 by nwlinks
Seven reasons why Africa's time is now
Harvard Business Review; but some very interesting statistics.
economics  africa 
september 2013 by nwlinks
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