From the daily archives:

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sterling Mervyn

March 5, 2011

On Monday, Mervyn King appeared before the Treasury Select Committee.   In his evidence he said rightly that the reason for the financial crisis was the banks and that ordinary people who are bearing the brunt of the cuts were in no way responsible.  This was a welcome corrective to the tedious government line that it […]

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#107: 1988, The Pogues, Fiesta

March 5, 2011

….and talking of the LSE…. In another time in another place, I have got A B C. Not spectacular, I will never set the world of academia alight, but it doesn’t matter. I am ecstatic. I have got what I need to launch the next chapter of my life. I am on my way to […]

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A (Continued) Tale of Two Economic Approaches

March 5, 2011

Yesterday saw further evidence that you gets what you pay for in economic policy terms.  In the US, which has not been beset by austerity madness hitherto this week has seen the best employment figures in three years – as 192,000 net jobs were added to the economy.  The fourth month period since November 2010 […]

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London School of Dictators, Money Grabbers and Fools

March 5, 2011

The LSE has long since ceased to be a hot bed of radical politics, revolution and insurrection. The heady days of May 1968 and student riots when for a while it looked as though the students of Houghton Street might be the catalyst for a revolution are now a distant memory. By the time we […]

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