As a follow up to yesterday’s blog I wanted to say a tiny bit more about Laffer curves and whether or not they work in the real world. I feel that I dismissed a huge idea in modern economics without giving it time of day, but I didn’t want the whole blog to be… Read More 24 Hour Politics People P2. More on Laffer curves, and maybe I was too harsh on Jeremy Corbyn?
In case anyone had missed it we live in a 24/7 media culture. Politicians rise and fall based on their ability to shape or react to a continuous churn of news. This has created a bias for action not ideas. Tough new measures rather than well thought out policies. Clampdowns on pretty much everything. An… Read More 24 Hr Politics People; Why Laffer Curves and Universal Basic Income have become 2 of the most influential daft ideas of the modern age.
This is short update in advance of next weeks full blog. I am trying to stick to one longer piece a month, with some shorter blogs in between Last year I wrote about the way that Unemployment Statistics are collected: https://jon-chadwick.com/2017/03/18/unemployments-rising-in-the-chigley-end-of-town/ In particular I highlighted problems with the way the Labour Force Survey captures data… Read More What if all Government Data is wrong?