Could the UK could rejoin the EU?


Given an unprecedented cost of living crisis, the UK electorate are turning against Brexit. The % regretting Brexit has grown to record level. There is no chance of a quick return to the EU. Neither the UK or EU want it. But, what about the next generation of voters and politicians? If things can change …

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Videos about economic collapse on Youtube

I began a Youtube channel in 2009, and despite the dire quality got quite a few views. But, I decided there was no future in making videos, so I stuck to writing a blog. In the summer of 2022, my website traffic was stagnant and I was looking for a way to boost my website, …

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Why Landlords are Facing A Tougher Economic Situation

  For the past eight years there has been a net exodus of landlords from the private rental market –  tighter regulations, tax changes and now the double whammy of inflation and rising interest rates is leading to a shortage of rental properties, just as the market needs more. In the past 20 years, the …

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How Bank Failures can destroy the economy


Bank bailouts are back. But, why do governments go to such lengths to save banks who took risks, ignored regulations and made a loss? This title about bank failures destroying the economy is not actually linkbait title. I think it is fair to say, the US bank failures of 1930-33 really did destroy a good …

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Are we heading for another Credit Crunch?


In 2008, the world global banking system went into meltdown after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. It stemmed from a toxic combination of falling house prices, rising interest rates and sub-prime mortgage debt. To relive the 2008 Credit Crunch – see this article on Credit Crunch Explained (which was one of my earlier articles as …

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Problems of UK Housing Market


The UK housing market is something of a national obsession. But, it faces numerous problems High prices (especially affecting younger people) High cost of renting – Shortage of properties Decline in birth rates due to high living costs Concealed households – people having to live with parents Inequality Volatility of prices Homelessness Since the early …

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Why the UK Faces Higher Taxes and Less Public Services


The UK tax burden has increased to the highest level since 1948. In the past three decades, the burden has risen from 28% to 37% of GDP and will continue to rise with the typical household expected to pay an extra £650 a year from April. However, whilst in 1948, the government were setting up …

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