All posts by Brian Reading

Like the Bank of England, OBR should dare to sound alarm

Like the Bank of England, OBR should dare to sound alarm

Britain braces for a new prime minister ...
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Welcome to the world of general disequilibrium

Welcome to the world of general disequilibrium

Income and wealth disparities ignored by official forecasters ...
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Tax cuts will not solve stagflation

Tax cuts will not solve stagflation

Empty promises from Conservative party leadership candidates ...
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Boris Johnson’s future is shaky, but Conservatives are already doomed

Boris Johnson’s future is shaky, but Conservatives are already doomed

Accidental ‘people’s budget’ was inescapable ...
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Wealth and income inequality root of cost of living crisis

Wealth and income inequality root of cost of living crisis

Failure to reform taxation prevents resolution ...
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Sunak’s Spring Statement neglects those most hurt by inflation

Sunak’s Spring Statement neglects those most hurt by inflation

Chancellor chooses Sheriff of Nottingham over Robin Hood ...
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How to introduce a radical wealth tax

How to introduce a radical wealth tax

UK government must shift burden to those best able to bear it ...
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Two faces of the BoE’s inflation stance

Two faces of the BoE’s inflation stance

Small state is politically incompatible with Dickensian inequality ...
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Year of Hobson’s choice: UK recession is inevitable

Year of Hobson’s choice: UK recession is inevitable

Today’s stagflation will end sooner than in 1970s, with less inflation and bigger downturn ...
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Repeat of 70s in store as UK heads towards stagflation

Repeat of 70s in store as UK heads towards stagflation

A crisis greater than 2008 could be brewing ...
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Return of cost-push inflation may lead to stagflation

Return of cost-push inflation may lead to stagflation

Without monetary fuel, inflation peters out in stagnation or slump ...
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Johnson’s biggest test is yet to come

Johnson’s biggest test is yet to come

Post-pandemic imbalances confirm case for UK wealth tax ...
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