All posts by MeghnadDesai

Biden borrows from Eisenhower’s playbook

Biden borrows from Eisenhower’s playbook

Proposed infrastructure programme can transform US economy ...
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Sunak should hold fire on tax increases

Sunak should hold fire on tax increases

Welfare should be main priority in the UK Spring Budget ...
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Outlook 2021: Why the era of low inflation could last for 50 years

Outlook 2021: Why the era of low inflation could last for 50 years

Many assumptions, not just the link between government borrowing and inflation, no longer apply ...
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The UK loses as Labour fails to get its act together

The UK loses as Labour fails to get its act together

I quit the party because of Labour’s continuing anti-Semitism blight ...
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Will America’s decline be graceful?

Will America’s decline be graceful?

The US needs infrastructure – but is unlikely to get it ...
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America first collides with Decline and fall

America first collides with Decline and fall

How all-commanding republic turned into frightened empire ...
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Rethinking debt ratios

Rethinking debt ratios

The new shape of the global economy ...
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Trump the polariser intensifies questions on Biden

Trump the polariser intensifies questions on Biden

Foreign crisis may rescue president seeking global withdrawal ...
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Too early to write off president who never learnt the rules

Too early to write off president who never learnt the rules

World catches up with Trump’s insouciance on debt ...
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Why the euro needs monetary finance

Why the euro needs monetary finance

Cost of inaction: lives, incomes, break-up ...
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Predicting random shocks

Predicting random shocks

Despite nearly a hundred years of development of econometrics, its treatment of random shocks remains quite naïve ...
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Rishi Sunak's tax troubles

Rishi Sunak’s tax troubles

Surprise chancellor could revisit predecessors' debt rules ...
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