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Why the fantasy world of neoclassical economics is undermining our wellbeing

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Peter Bofinger is professor of economics at Würzburg University and a former member of the German Council of Economic Experts. He has written an excellent,
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HMRC has a lot of explaining to do on its latest tax 'facts'

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

HM Revenue & Customs published a ‘factsheet’ on Monday on the supposed success of the ‘Diverted Profits Tax’ (DPT), introduced by George Osborne in 2015
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There are climate change extremists, but they’re most likely defending the status quo

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

As the Guardian noted yesterday afternoon: Counter-terrorism police placed the non-violent group Extinction Rebellion (XR) on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported
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Accountancy needs to open its mind to the alternatives to what it thinks normal

Friday, January 10th, 2020

I attended a fascinating conference on alternative accounting at the University of Leicester yesterday. I was there to present sustainable cost accounting, but since I
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Tax justice and the 'loan charge' - or why HMRC is failing, very badly

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

I did a live discussion on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 today on what is called ‘the loan charge’. A background to
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It’s time for GERS to go

Monday, December 30th, 2019

If I presume my Twitter timeline to be a reflection of what is happening in some areas of debate, then dispute on the usefulness of
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The Green New Deal: big enough to make a difference

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Ben Wray is a freelance journalist based in Oñati, and produces a morning newsletter called Common A.M., which you can sign up to at CommonSpace.Scot/Newsletter.
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Don't believe the IFS on corporation tax

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

I am pleased to share this blog by Prof John Weeks with his permission. It was first posted on the Prime Economics blog: The Assertion
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Why is Boris Johnson afraid of the public?

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Two articles in the Guardian grabbed my attention. One is on his visit to Scotland today: Johnson’s visit comes on the second day of the
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