Economics Articles

Essays on topical issues, latest developments in UK and global economies, and answers to readers questions

What has borrowing ever done for me?

Posted on July 23, 2015

A reader on twitter asked – How has government borrowing helped me recently? I’m tempted to paraphrase as – What has borrowing ever done for me? – just so that I can make a reference to Monty Python and the Life of Brian? – And what have the Romans ever done for us? – apart …


Is it so bad to leave the Euro?

Posted on July 13, 2015

Leaving the Euro is supposed to be irreversible. If a country did threaten to leave the Euro – it was argued it would lead to bank runs, loss of confidence, high unemployment and a serious recession. But, what if you already have all of these components? The Greek economy is in dire state. Furthermore, their …


A short note on Greece

Posted on July 6, 2015

Just a short note on Greece because at the moment I’m concentrating on writing revision guides. For several years I have felt that Greece would be better off to leave the Eurozone. This is partly due to economics, but also partly an intuition – that there is no greater recipe for political disaster than having …