There will be plenty of time in the coming months to examine the implications. But at this stage I should just issue a health warning (sorry) against taking some of the instant conclusions too seriously. The end of capitalism? I doubt it. The Conservative and Brexit party suddenly repenting of 10 years of austerity and becoming fully paid-up Keynesians? For how long, I wonder. … [Read more...] about Plagues and wars alter economic policies: but not for ever
She added: "While the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have come together to deal with Labour's legacy, all the Labour party can do is fight amongst themselves. Until Labour politicians can admit to the mess that they left the country in and come up with ideas about how to fix it, they will never be fit to run the country again." … [Read more...] about Tony Blair endorses our economic policies, claim Tories
But the LSE! Founded by Sidney and Beatrice Webb on sober, Fabian principles dedicated to socialist reform, producer of a quarter of the world’s Nobel prize winners in economics, alma mater of Karl Popper, Ed Miliband and Mick Jagger! I know, it’s – wait. Mick Jagger? … [Read more...] about The London School of Economics: why is it the best uni for nightlife?
EASY STEPS: How to keep safe A SIMPLE GUIDE: What are the symptoms? CONTAINMENT: What it means to self-isolate HEALTH MYTHS: The fake advice you should ignore MAPS AND CHARTS: Visual guide to the outbreak VIDEO: The 20-second hand wash Employment reversalThe Ulster University economist Richard Johnston has estimated it means the Northern Ireland unemployment rate will have leapt from a near record low of 2.4%, to more than 6%. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Economic shock to NI becoming clear
"We are far from having a global package to help the developing world to create the conditions both to suppress the disease and to address the dramatic consequences in their populations, in the people that lost their jobs, the small companies that are operating and risk to disappear, those that live with the informal economy that now have no chance to survive," he said. Massive support to the developing world is still required. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic biggest threat since World War Two and will cause ‘unparallelled’ economic disaster, UN chief warns