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So the Tories are wrong in reality and in your counterfactual. A more impressive wrong in reality would be illustrated by being ri5ght in counterfactual.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on The productivity silence at Stumbling and Mumbling
So you're saying you don't know whether BJ is right or not (and nor does he)? Also why this 'share of top 1%' measure. What is wrong with the gini index? It seems to be the most one measure that doesn't ignore most of the data.
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2013 on Inequality & growth at Stumbling and Mumbling
Just to add some perspective, the coalition government is borrowing to spend £320bn over 5 years for fiscal stimulus. This is hardly anti-debt. And the opposing arguments are not so much pro-debt, but that £320bn isn't nearly enough. Point 4. The higher the public debt, the more the views of bond traders and credit agencies matter. These people are not usually seen as natural allies of the left.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2010 on Public debt & the left at Stumbling and Mumbling
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