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The politics of death

Chris Dillow / November 16, 2017 at 1:40 PM 69 views

Austerity kills. That’s the message of new research in the BMJ: Spending constraints between 2010 and 2014 were associated with an estimated 45 368 (95% CI 34 530 to 56 206) higher than expected number of deaths compared with pre-2010 trends…. Projections…

Selecting for inadequates

Chris Dillow / November 15, 2017 at 1:47 PM 69 views

“Why are Brexit’s political champions so unimpressive?” asks Janan Ganesh. Making the same point, Simon says: The political system fails to select for competence, understanding or respect for wisdom and knowledge. But why do we have such underwhelming politicians? Here,…

Inequality, investment & trickle down

Chris Dillow / November 14, 2017 at 1:35 PM 71 views

I’ve never been sure whether trickle-down economics was a genuine theory or a straw man which leftists attribute to the right. I was therefore surprised to see Tim Worstall write in defence of the idea that: greater investment by the…

Is Redwood right?

Chris Dillow / November 13, 2017 at 1:03 PM 69 views

Frances Coppola points out that whilst John Redwood the politician is talking up the benefits of a hard Brexit, John Redwood the financial advisor is telling us to invest outside the UK. There’s a danger here of Mr Redwood’s opponents…