From the daily archives:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Story of the Coalition’s Economic Failure

March 24, 2012

Krugman has this graph. It contrasts the economic performance of the UK and US since the beginning of 2007.   Both countries experienced a sharp and deep recession from early 2008 to early 2009.   As a result of the stimulus policies implemented by the Brown and Obama administrations there was then a strong bounce back.  This […]

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French Presidential Race Update: The Race Tightens and the Far Left Surges

March 24, 2012

It’s been a while since we last looked at the race for the French Presidency.    The first round of the elections are now less than a month away, on Sunday 22 April, with the run off to follow two weeks’ later on 6 May. In some ways the election may be more significant than the […]

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#426: 1975, Neil Young, Cortez The Killer

March 24, 2012

In my recent two week holiday in Peru I spent a lot of my time, as most first time visitors do, in the old Inca heartlands of the southern Andes around Cusco, which was the Inca capital as well as still being the main city in the region.  The old town of Cusco still has […]

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