Robert Skidelsky, political economist and author of the definitive biography of economist John Maynard Keynes, explains the different ways in which governments have thought about the Budget over history, and explores how Keynes’s ideas can still offer a fresh perspective – and where we have to go beyond Keynes to respond to today’s problems.
Martin Wolf argues that, to be a truly democratic and prosperous society, we need a new and comprehensive movement devoted to public engagement with economics. Listen here
The “Trickle Down Effect Theory” is one of the great neo-liberal scams. It says that the more money the government gives the rich, the more all of us will earn. Why then are we confronted […]
In 2013 Thomas Herndon shot to fame when he found major errors in a widely cited academic paper by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff which had been used to justify austerity policies in Europe and […]