Category Archives: Osborne

Help us George, just not like that!

Oh George, what are you trying to do with the housing market?  The help-to-buy scheme is 100% politics and 0% economics. It will boost house prices, as if the Bank of England wasn’t doing enough, and perhaps give a “feel … Continue reading

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UK: Driving down a blind ally

The UK Budget is seriously missing the point. It will not create any growth and the already bleak forecasts will have to be downgraded again. Here’s why. The financial industry was one of the main drivers of the economy before the … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of the UK Economy

No real surpises accompany the latest UK GDP figures. The UK economy is in bad shape, shrinking by 0.2% in the last quarter of 2011, but with the government intent on its austerity path and the UK’s biggest trading partner, … Continue reading

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Inflation: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

It has been said over the past few years, that the presence of elevated inflation in the economy can help to reduce the debt burden. One way to do this is monetising debt by using the Bank of England printing … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Austerity

Martin Wolf of the Finanical Times, spoke on BBC’s Newsnight last night of the UK’s Paradox of Thrift. This was first phrased by Keynes and it basically means that when consumers decide to save money in  a recession and deleverage, … Continue reading

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Weak Trade Winds Warrant UK Stimulus

Britain sits on the periphery of Euro-Zone and US economic woe and although these hinder domestic growth, well targeted fiscal and monetary injections can help to ease the pain while we wait for favourable trade winds to return. Although, the … Continue reading

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In The Know

    August 15 2011 TELEGRAPH – ECB is euroland’s last hope as bail-out machinery fails to resolve crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/8700782/ECB-is-eurolands-last-hope-as-bail-out-machinery-fails-to-resolve-crisis.html      TELEGRAPH – Global debt crisis: Markets enter ‘new danger zone’. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8701227/Global-debt-crisis-Markets-enter-new-danger-zone.html                            GUARDIAN … Continue reading

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