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One thing we have learnt this week – cost of energy review

The energy economist Dieter Helm was asked to lead a “cost of energy review” for the government.  This has just been published.  His terms of reference were to work out ways of decarbonising the energy system whilst having cheap energy.   … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – pollution affects economic growth

This week there has been a first, a government admits pollution affects economic growth.  The Chinese government has stated that economic growth is going to be lower (only about 6%- although in reality its probably much lower than this).  One … Continue reading

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Citizen’s income

In the Guardian today Paul Mason raised one of the most interesting economic ideas ever suggested, that of a citizen’s income.  This idea has been around for years but has recently surfaced again during the UK election campaign since the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – economics is not working

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have spoken out today, essentially saying for many in the West economics is not working.  You could also argue that economics is not working for many people in developing countries as well.  While incomes … Continue reading

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Zero growth- are we in a new era?

Are we entering a new era of zero growth with another global crash and slump?  Yesterday David Cameron just back from the G20 summit warned of another global crash.  Whilst this maybe domestic politicking there is some evidence to suggest … Continue reading

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