Category Archives: economy

Have a cake, eat a cake (how to)


The UK government and BoE is in trouble. The growth is lumpy, and the government is hoping that the -0.5% Q4 result was due to the snow (I liked the snow! Few more years like this, and Brits may finally … Continue reading

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Housing benefits – helping the poor or the rich?


What would people do if the politics was really boring? Maybe something useful. Like playing rugby, sailing, or farming (New Zealand has an exceedingly boring politics). No such luck here in the UK. About a month ago, one of the … Continue reading

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Why education should be elite


We get told how everyone should strive for education, we should educate ourselves, and how going to university is going to change our lives. Well, yes.. Sort of. Often in unexpected ways (see Karen Owen for most recent example). There … Continue reading

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