What we can and can’t do about the economy

For an election where the big issue is the economy, the practical consequences of our economic situation are not getting much airtime. Cuts, we know. Cuts where, we don’t. Tax rises are coming, except that people are going round promising tax cuts. It all has an air of unreality about it, like a kindly parent […]

Debt: turning the tanker…

I liked the last subheading in the leader of this week’s Economist: How to become thriftier without anybody minding. Anatole Kaletsky noted in a particularly flinty column in The Times last week aimed at the alternating timidity and bravado of the Tories on the enduring problem of debt: If public debt must be reduced without […]