Economics Articles

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Blaming immigrants and a tolerant society

Posted on October 22, 2016

I recently watched a BBC documentary (No place to call home) about Britain’s housing crisis, focusing on a suburb of London (Dagenham). It was an insight into the desperate situation many find themselves in because of a shortage of housing, very high rents and a feeling the council / government is unable to help with …


Was the Pound really overvalued?

Posted on October 21, 2016

In recent post, I looked at whether Pound Sterling would have fallen without Brexit vote? There was a good case to say it was overvalued, but there are a few other factors I’d like to mention. Big Mac index According to the Big mac index, the Pound wasn’t overvalued at all. In fact, on this …


Would the Pound have fallen without Brexit?

Posted on October 14, 2016

Apologies for lower posting volume recently. I am writing a book, which will be published some time in 2017. Also, in the past week I have been in New York, which has been a harsh lesson in the impact of a falling value of the Pound. Though fortunately, I earn some money in US dollars …