Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Politics

A quiet week ahead of us when it comes to the global economy, but...

It looks like it’ll be a quiet week – or at least a quiet week in global economics, for who knows what might happen in politics...

The other American in Prince Harry’s family

When Prince Harry marries LA-born Meghan Markle next year, she will not be the first American in his family tree. The prince's great-great grandmother was Frances Ellen Work - a "Dollar Princess" whose life reads...

American greatness? We are leaders in the worst areas – infant mortality, poverty, hunger...

American politicians tell us the United States was founded on the principles of freedom, justice and equality. We sing songs with phrases such as “land of...

Gig economy’s expansion could mean pensions crisis for millions of workers, report warns

A “blind spot” in the pensions system needs to be tackled to help gig economy workers boost their retirement savings, a report suggests. Insurance group Zurich said a...

Actually the magic money tree does exist, according to modern monetary theory

After seven years of austerity, we are accustomed to thinking of the economy as a household with the nation’s credit card maxed out, to paraphrase David...

Wage squeeze continues for British households

Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures. The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages rose by 2.3% in the three months to October,...

Trump says China can fix North Korea threat ‘quickly and easily’ and does not...

US President Donald Trump called on China to do more to resolve the North Korean nuclear threat but says he does not blame Beijing for the...

Donald Trump stands with Japanese PM to warn ‘era of strategic patience’ with North...

US President Donald Trump has said America stands with ally Japan against the North Korean “menace” and that Washington would work with Tokyo to sort out problems...

Brexit: Government must publish secret reports by Tuesday evening, Speaker John Bercow demands

Speaker John Bercow has given the Government until the end of the day to publish 58 'secret' studies examining the economic impact of Brexit. MPs backed an...

If the Brexit Impact Assessments say what we fear they will, then Labour must...

It is grim to see the symptoms of new variant malady appearing in Conservative ministers.  It’s a progressive illness. At first, the over-confidence and blind optimism make...