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Down, down, down — In his seminal 1923 work, the Tract on Monetary Reform, John Maynard Keynes declared that of inflation and deflation, "deflation is the more injurious". On that basis, should we be panicking now that, for the first time since March 1960, Britain has seen the annual change in the cost of living drop into negative territory?

Is our latest financial bubble about to go pop? — The price of shares, art and property is sky high but there's little sign of the economic recovery needed to prevent a crash The best thing anyone ever said about financial bubbles was the speech made by the character of Jeff Skilling, the chief executive in Lucy Prebble's play Enron.

RIP Swingometer - a post-mortem — Just before the election I wrote that we had decided to ditch the Sky News swingometer. Now that the results are in and a new government has been elected, I figured it might be worth assessing whether that was the right choice, or a total mistake. First a quick recap.

No more excuses from Osborne the axeman — Liberated from the constraints of coalition, the chancellor has a golden opportunity to transform the economic landscape It is a shame we can no longer believe a word the pollsters tell us, because there's one question I'd love to know the answer to.

Coalition by Ed Conway

Two things that really annoyed me about this election campaign — There are a few drearily predictable elements to every election campaign. The Institute for Fiscal Studies will moan about the lack of clear economic plans in the manifestos. Every political party will indulge in a some totally economically-illiterate policymaking (Ted Heath's 1974 manifesto included a proposal to cap mortgage rates at 9.5% - something that makes today's Conservative pledge to freeze rail fares sound positively liberal).

RIP Swingometer - Medium — When I tell my friends that on election night I'll be doing the routine with the numbers and graphics in front of the big screen at Sky News HQ, they tend to respond with: "Oh, you mean the swingometer?" Rather than get bogged down with a long-winded conversation about psephology, I usually shrug my shoulders and say: "yeah, something like that".

That’s enough choice - what we need is honesty — Like rival supermarket chains, the main parties are bombarding us with offers that obscure the gulf between them The technical term for it is "choice overload": when you are confronted with so many options that whittling them down to a single one is so stressful that you might as well give up altogether.

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Rent controls won’t end our property madness — Attempts by Labour to regulate the housing market could lead to tenants paying more for homes, not less They say you should be wary of theories of everything. But the more time that passes, the more convinced I have become that the vast majority of problems in Britain's economy can be traced back to our housing market.
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May 23, 2015

Next general election we need to do what eurovision does & have an algorithm to ensure the sequence of results is as nailbiting as possible

May 22, 2015

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May 22, 2015

RT @JohnFingleton1: Steve Hilton: the Tory guru out of step with political realities by @Gilesyb via @FT

May 22, 2015

During the recession the number of people working in manufacturing dropped below 3m. It's now back above 3m

May 22, 2015

Of all the translations of my econ guidebook none has done as well as the Spanish. Third edition just…

May 22, 2015

RT @OBR_UK: Higher receipts push deficit down - read the latest OBR commentary at…

May 22, 2015

V interesting. In Q1 24% of new housing starts in England were in London. Highest share on record. Market responding?

May 22, 2015

Then again, it'll take an enormous leap in housebuilding to bring it back to pre-1980s rates

May 22, 2015

Some rare good news on UK property supply: housing starts jump in Q1 to highest level since 2007

May 21, 2015

New James Bond movie will film in the courtyard in the middle of the Treasury. Yawn. We did that before election…

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