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  • Greece Economic Crisis – Lessons from Disaster and Partial Recovery

    Greece Economic Crisis – Lessons from Disaster and Partial Recovery

    Greece is the cradle of western civilisation. Philosophy, democracy and unique cultural icons. But, 15 years ago, something terrible started to happen to the Greek economy, which saw one of the biggests hits to living standards in the western world. GDP collapsed, unemployment soared and Greece became an economic basket case. This article explains what…

  • Does Higher Tax Lead to Lower Economi Growth?

    In the past few years, the UK has seen a rise in the tax burden, but at the same, the UK has seen a reduction in the average rate of economic growth. Is low growth leading to a higher tax burden or is it the high tax burden which is itself contributing to sluggish growth?…

  • French vs UK Economy – Similarities and Differences

    France and the UK have a long shared history – at times rivals at times allies. Their economies have very similar levels of living standards – ranking 23rd and 24th in global GDP per capita. Yet there are also big differences on the attitude to work, pensions and housing. Not many people know, but since…

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Cracking Economics

An easy to read an overview of economics. ‘Cracking Economics’ gives explanations of main topics with images and diagrams to bring economics to life.

The book is aimed at anyone with a general interest in economics but would like a better understanding. Available in hardback at major bookshops and online. Read More

boring Economics without the Boring bits

An Enlightening Guide to the Dismal Science – published by Wellbeck.

It includes topics such as common economic fallacies, middlemen, recycling, debt, finance, trade, money, taxation and why some people get rich and others don’t.

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