Monthly Archives: April 2017

FTAlphaville and optimal currency areas.

There are a lot of talking points in this fun post on FTAlphaville by Matthew Klein. The piece is a spirited defence of the idea of returning to the gold standard, based on logic that Martin Sandbu uses as a … Continue reading

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A National Minimum Wage probably should be set to reduce employment

Thanks to Alan Beattie at the FT for prompting me to think about this. He tweeted an extract from the mandate of the UK’s ‘Low Pay Commission’, which sets a UK NMW.  This extract states that the aim is to … Continue reading

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