Author Archives: Tony Yates

Not entirely negative about Positive Money

Positive Money and I have had an exchange of blog posts on FT’s Alphaville about their suggestions for what the successor to Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, should and should not do. I remain deeply opposed to … Continue reading

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FT Alphaville post on what the new Governor should and should not do.

Positive Money wrote a letter making representations about what Carney’s successor should do.  Here is my post about it on FT’s Alphaville blog.  If you haven’t come across my stuff before, there is a dump of my previous posts and … Continue reading

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Labour, Brexit and the European elections

Leading figures in Labour like Jess Phillips were out on social media today, with a call to arms to fight the reactionary tendencies represented by The Brexit Party, promising to oppose with progressivism. This is a difficult pitch for Labour.  … Continue reading

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‘Bollocks to Brexit’ critiques are bollocks

The Liberal Democrat campaign slogan has come under fire.  I think it’s a great slogan. It weaves together different feelings of those against the project:  ‘oh for God’s sake make it stop this is turning out really badly’ [recall Jolyon … Continue reading

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Memetics and economics

Preliminaries. This post writes up a short thread on Twitter on memetics and economics.  One that tells the story of a ‘paper’ I wrote perhaps 15 years ago or more, now, with the same title as this post, and sent … Continue reading

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Indy Voices post on Corbyn’s Brexit talks conditions

Link here.

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New Statesman blog on the “bollocks” of Labour’s Six Tests.

Link here.  I wrote it before the New Year, so ‘March of this year’ referring to the Barry Gardiner tapegate is now a typo, and I’m on it.

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