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By Robert Skidelsky - Jan 23,2021
LONDON  —  On one level, the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union was an unintended consequence of a too-clever political ploy by former prime minister David Cameron.
By Robert Skidelsky - Dec 23,2020
LONDON — Economics is the study of economising, or using the least amount of time and effort to produce the greatest amount of satisfaction. The more we can economise on the use of scarce resources, the more “efficient” we are said to be in getting what we want.
By Robert Skidelsky - Sep 21,2020
LONDON — Whenever the great and the good unite in approval or condemnation of something, my impulse is to break ranks.
By Robert Skidelsky - Aug 30,2020
LONDON — I have long criticised economics for its lack of realism, and for producing “models” of human behavior that are at best caricatures, and at worst parodies of the real thing.
By Robert Skidelsky - Aug 25,2020
LONDON — Three economic effects of COVID-19 seem to be generally agreed upon. First, the developed world is on the brink of a severe recession. Second, there will be no automatic V-shaped recovery.
By Robert Skidelsky - Apr 19,2020
LONDON — One of the few things not in short supply in the COVID-19 era is commentary on the pandemic.
By Robert Skidelsky - Mar 22,2020
LONDON‭ ‬–‭ ‬The United Kingdom’s new Chancellor of the Exchequer‭, ‬Rishi Sunak‭, ‬has done what Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted him to do following the forced‭ ‬resignation of Sunak’s predecessor‭, ‬Sajid Javid‭, ‬in February‭.
By Robert Skidelsky - Feb 17,2020
LONDON — The forced resignation of the United Kingdom’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, is the latest sign that macroeconomic policy is being upended, and not only in the UK.
By Robert Skidelsky - Jan 26,2020
LONDON — There was, all too predictably, no shortage of political profiteering in the wake of November’s London Bridge terror attack, in which Usman Khan fatally stabbed two people before being shot dead by police.
By Robert Skidelsky - Sep 19,2019
LONDON — While Brexit captures the headlines in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, the silent march of automation continues.

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