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OBR says we need more immigrants

The odd thing about the reaction to what the OBR said is that it really wasn’t surprising. Yet many react as though it was a bolt out of the blue.

The UK – like much of the developed world – is ageing. When the baby boomers have all retired, the UK...Read More

Kids, Malthus, demographics and ageing

The most important theory about economics was probably wrong. Cast your mind back to 1798, and if you are not old enough to remember that far back, then lets just accept what the history books say. In that year, the first issue of ‘An Essay on the...

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Posted Jul 24, 2012

Ageing, debt and when good news gets dressed up as bad

The Office of Budgetary Responsibility (OBR) had some pretty terrible news last week. It released its latest fiscal responsibility report, and it looked at the likely course of UK government debt over the next half a century or so. Its conclusions, well, let’s put it this way, they weren’t...Read More

Posted Jul 16, 2012

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