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America's next civil war: has it started? 10% of Londoners had Covid on New year's Eve. If hospitals fall over, blame the anti-vaxxers.
A Covid rant. Ireland is doing very well on a number of key metrics. Foreign investors like a lot about the country
Higher mortgage rates on the way? Blame Covid. Even we didn't see the 8.00pm evidence-free shutdown. It's their party and they all go when they want to.
Tory rebels hate Plan B. Just wait til they see Plan C. A look at the deteriorating Covid situation and what the data says right now. Christmas and Boris both under threat.
UK and German politics: 3 ring circus compared to grown-up governance. Inflation: Summers ponders a US recession yet US equities are at all all-time high.
Boom! Tax revenues up strongly again. Is the stage set for giveaway budgets? Where do conspiracy theorists get their beliefs? Transitory inflation is no more: it's just inflation.
Brexit and the end of the UK land-bridge? COVID: Omicron policy response becomes Moronic. What drives anti-vaxxers?
Stagflation with no sign of the stag. Economic growth resurges, at least in the US - perhaps to remarkable levels. Dollar strength no deterrent to weekend shopping trips to NYC.
Housing & vultures. Covid restrictions & revolts. Marijuana - there's an app for that.
Panto season starts early: Covid, unlike Cinderella, only comes out at midnight. Apparently. Out and about in Dublin. If the game is truly rigged which way to go: extreme right or left?
Forecasts for the economy double. Inflation also up a lot. Does debt matter? Shinners in government - mind your pension.
One year on from the first vaccine. Stock markets signalling all is now fine: rational markets or just another bubble? Why is there no ambition for Dublin?
Bank of England stumbles and sterling falls. The tax boom is getting boomier.
Global inflation and supply chain problems are getting worse. Are higher interest rates the answer? Does COP26 need a touch of CBT?
Mafia-style elites govern us all. But are they making a mistake?
Economists still don't know what causes inflation? Is it, today, a nice problem to have? Can Johnson keep his electoral coalition intact?
Booming tax revenues on both sides of the Irish Sea. Sunak & Johnson in conflict or just setting up pre-election tax cuts? Strange economics of financing de-carbonisation.
Back to the future? That 70s show...again? Reflections on how the age of abundance may be coming to an end.
A budget that butters many small parsnips but buys no votes.
Economics, political economy and finance in language that might make some sense. cjpeconomics.substack.com