OPHI Lecture

An interesting take on the democratic process here from Nobel Laurate Professor Amartya Sen of Harvard University. The professor spoke at an event at Oxford University’s Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in January. There is also a fair commentary

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#BadJokeFriday

Bad Joke day From the Edinburgh Fringe, , inevitably tennis based. #BadJokeFriday What do you call a girl standing in the middle of a tennis court? Annette Why should you never marry a tennis player? Because love means nothing to

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Trumponomics Part 2: Consequences

Originally posted on The Political Economy of Development:
Since taking office Trump has proved unpredictable, but what are the likely outcomes of his policies? His executive orders aside, he has not had it all his own way, despite Republican majorities…

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Trumponomics Part 1: Causes of the phenomenon

Originally posted on The Political Economy of Development:
As promised, here is a review of some of the ideas covered in the fairly weighty tome Trumponomics – Causes and Consequences, recently published by the World Economics Association. The book consists of…

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Ponder this, if you will.

How odd, nothing on the BBC news or web at 11am on 12th of July. This is from © The ferret. Backed by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, but boycotted by Westminster, 122 countries have agreed a treaty for the “irreversible

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The view from abroad

This article in a Swiss newspaper today is so ruthlessly clear-sighted in its assessment of just how screwed we are. Much thanks to Duncan Tudor THE LAUGHING STOCK OF EUROPE [Translation by Paula Kirby] If it weren’t so serious, the situation

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Fact Check

No matter what you think of Brexit we deserve at least to be told the truth. Try this for size https://theferret.scot/brexit-eu-deal-britain/  

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