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  • Fiscal Challenges Facing Next Government

    In the past 15 years, there is a general sense that many public services have been deteriorating. This isn’t just pessimism but backed up by longer waiting lists, crumbling infrastructure, even a record number of potholes. But this fiscal blackhole is likely to get worse before it gets better. The Hidden Financial Black Hole Waiting…

  • Economic Record of New Labour 1997-2010

    New Labour – The Economic Impact of Blair and BrownWatch this video on YouTube By 2007, New Labour had presided over the longest period of economic growth in the post-war period. It was the goldilocks economy with low inflation, low unemployment and an impressive rise in spending on the NHS and education. But, the devastating…

  • Rail Privatisation – Success or Failure?

    Rail Privatisation Failure – Why we pay more for TrainsWatch this video on YouTube In the Victorian age, the UK led the world in building railways, it was an invention that changed the world. But, by the 1980s, the state owned British Railways was the butt of jokes, stale sandwiches, declining passengers and closed lines.…

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Books by Tejvan Pettinger

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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