Saturday, August 14, 2010

The New Year

It's mid August, but fairly soon the academic year will be starting.

A huge amount has been happening in the macroeconomy over the spring and summer of this year, and so I'll start to make posts on here for keen econ101ab students at Birmingham, and students elsewhere who might be interested.

As a taster, the big debate over the summer has been over austerity vs spending. The Tories have started drastically cutting government spending, waxing on repeatedly, with ad nauseum, about Labour's supposed recklessness. Here's an example I saw today.

Were Labour reckless? Or are the Tories the reckless ones, potentially plunging the UK back into recession? It's the kind of question that gets right to the heart of what economics is. Keep tuned for more...

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