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The housing crisis is a failure of over-regulation – not capitalism

The housing crisis is a failure of over-regulation – not capitalism

Antony Sammeroff September 24, 2017 0

“I’ve got good news and bad news,” says the politician behind the podium – live on tv – sweat dripping from his brow… “Here’s the bad news – ” A moment of gravity descends

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How Government Wrecked The London Housing Market

Backbencher November 14, 2013 1

Struggling to find an affordable house in London? Don’t blame rich Russians, blame the State. London faces a housing crisis, probably the worst since the effects of the Blitz were felt. House prices are

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Harnessing the power of markets for economic forecasting.

Harnessing the power of markets for economic forecasting.

Daniel Pryor August 28, 2013 1

Daniel Pryor reports on the launch of an innovative way to predict UK inflation and unemployment rates. The Bank of England’s repeated failures to accurately forecast inflation and unemployment have become something of a

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Margaret Thatcher: an Economic Appraisal

Margaret Thatcher: an Economic Appraisal

Backbencher April 17, 2013 0

Ben Green,   Economically, the Left paint her as a viperous, cold-blooded monster whose actions just as readily collapsed the cooling towers of Ravenscraig as the prospects of millions ejected onto the dole. The

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Inflationism: Economically Damaging

Inflationism: Economically Damaging

Backbencher April 17, 2013 0

  Allrik Birch. Inflationism isn’t something new, as I’ve mentioned in my set of 1873 posts, the “free silver” movement was based upon the concept. There will always be those who want to increase

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What Really Happened – The Panic of 1873, pt. 3

What Really Happened – The Panic of 1873, pt. 3

Backbencher March 20, 2013 0

Allrik Birch,   The Panic of 1873 has many similarities to earlier crashes, with government investment helping to build an industry that later collapsed. As with other crashes, speculations were heavily involved in the

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Innocent, your honour – The Panic of 1873, pt. 2

Innocent, your honour – The Panic of 1873, pt. 2

Backbencher March 19, 2013 0

Allrik Birch, I wrote yesterday about a leading cited cause of the Panic of 1873 and the possible relation to a contraction in the money supply. However, this claim, largely made some time after

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Train Fares: The Reasons Why The Cost Of A Ticket Is Anything But

Train Fares: The Reasons Why The Cost Of A Ticket Is Anything But

Backbencher December 3, 2012 1

Peter Taylor, Seldom does a month go by in the UK without a story about the rail network, whether it is contractual wrangling, the ‘wrong kind of snow/leaves/air’ or above the rate of inflation

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