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NFL.com Draft 2014

Brian Billick - Analyst, NFL Network (Twitter: @CoachBillick) <b>Analysis:</b> If you take a quarterback it has to be unconditional love. No qualifers. …

Microfounded DSGE models — spectacularly useless and positively harmful

from <b>Lars Syll</b><p>Economists — yours truly included — working within the Post Keynesian tradition, have always maintained that there is a strong risk that …

The pensions swindle sees labourers dropping dead a year after they retire

We live longer, so we have to work longer. It's a pretty rational, self-evident statement which has become the mantra for those seeking to justify raising the retirement age in the UK. However, when a policy is based on national averages, it can obfuscate some startling inequalities.<p>Back in the …

Osborne wants to take us back to 1948. Time to look forward instead

It is an incidental sentence, but it brought me up short. By 2018, general government consumption will be proportionally no larger than it was in 1948. So declared the Office for Budget Responsibility in its report accompanying the autumn statement. The work of three generations in building the …

Booker, Hemming and the “forced caesarian” case: a masterclass in Flat Earth news

In his excellent book, Nick Davies explains what he means by “Flat Earth news”:<p>A story appears to be true. It is widely accepted as true. It becomes …

The Great Gatsby and the American dream

In the New York Times earlier this year, Paul Krugman wrote of an economic effect called "<i>The Great Gatsby</i> curve," a graph that measures fiscal inequality against social mobility and shows that America's marked economic inequality means it has correlatively low social mobility. In one sense this …

Don’t Mention the War

From the beginning, economics has been a moral philosophy — a vision of capitalist society — as much as a social science.<p>In classical political …