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The Good and Bad News about Investment (in Technology) in America

by Andrew White  |  May 29, 2018

  This week’s leader in the Economist is titled, “A Boom Like No Other”.  It is a critical review of the promise and progress of Donald Trump’s administration and its...

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Book Review: Decline to Fall - The Making of British Macro-Economic Policy and the 1976 IMF Crisis

by Andrew White  |  November 9, 2015

Book Review: Decline to Fall - The Making of British Macro-Economic Policy and the 1976 IMF Crisis, Douglas Wass, 2008, Oxford University Press. This is a most fascinating book written...

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The UK's Productivity Puzzle (and how IT can help)

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2015

After blogging only the other day about the importance of productivity over employment to the U.S. economy (see Economic Minute #7: The Growth that Doesn't Satisfy), I noted with some...

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Economic Minute #7: The Growth that doesn't Satisfy

by Andrew White  |  March 18, 2015

Recent news suggest the U.S. economy is recovering.  The lead headline article in the WSJ weekend edition March 7-8 noted, "Brisk Jobs Growth Puts Fed on Notice".  This was in...

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Greece's troubles will haunt the Euro

by Andrew White  |  February 4, 2015

I don't write book reviews for books I am only half way through reading.  But I noted in Tuesday's US print edition of the Wall Street Journal an article titled,...

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Beware the Currency Wars of 2015

by Andrew White  |  January 26, 2015

The title of this blog is the title of an Opinion piece in Friday January 8th US print edition of the Wall Street Journal – see Beware the Currency Wars...

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Book Review: The 13th Labour of Hercules - "must read" for source of Euro Crisis

by Andrew White  |  December 8, 2014

The 13th Labour of Hercules, Yannis Palaiologos, Portobelo, 2014.  This the first book I have found that specifically looks at the recent Euro crisis but from the Greek perspective- and...

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Economic Minute #5: Interest rates and their impact on corporate investment: all at sea

by Andrew White  |  November 6, 2014

An article in last weeks (October 18-24, 2014) US Print edition of the Economist set off my alarm bells again.  It was titled, “Tight, loose, irrelevant”.  Interest rates do not...

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Poverty in Decline; Italy on the Hook; Debt Mountain Grows!

by Andrew White  |  November 5, 2014

In Monday's print edition of the Wall Street Journal was an Opinion piece by Mr Irwin, professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Project at Dartmouth College, titled,...

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Piketty’s Ghost Haunts Standard & Poor’s Report on income inequality (and he is still alive!)

by Andrew White  |  August 15, 2014

I said some months ago now that income inequality would be a hot topic for the next US general election.  I am convinced of this even more.  I was amazed...

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