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Surplus Energy Economics Blog is well worth a read.

Hi, John, The latest on the Surplus Energy Economics Blog is well worth a read.

I think Dr Tim Morgans Seeds index is a very powerful tool for diagnosis, on remedy’s I am more optimistic than Tim.
Regarding Taxation, the Pigou Dalton Principle is worth a google, the psychology of pecking orders is very real.

Corbyn is odds on for next PM and the Bookies are saying there will most likely be an election this year. The Polls are interesting only in that the Last survation Poll at end October had Labour ahead, now 6 points behind but on discredited polling methods, see Brexit and 2017 and 2015 polling catastrophes for details and of course US 2016.

On Polling of demand for a “people’s vote” the statistical stupidity of the Main Stream pundits continues to be a marvel of Idiocy. The supposed turn around in opinion merely reflects the figures which proved to be false ahead of the referendum, Wikipedia has good articles with all of the data for anyone who wants to have a good laugh.

We are certainly living in a Rovian Actors in History farce at the moment.

The Slog.





by Cherruby Jacobin

Comrade Labour voters and other citizens who care about a Britain for the so many we can’t fit them all in let alone build houses for them,

I know that the media would like you to judge me by my cover, but the truth is that I have never been one to hide my book under a bushel, nor indeed light a fire under the sort of powder I prefer to keep dry. However, we have to find a way to end this Brexit chaos now, in order to get rid of this barking bitch who bites the hand that is worth two birds in the bush, before she winds down the clock and Britain winds up enslaved and too many voters notice that I am for hard Brexit, John McDonnell is for a Second Referendum, Diane Abbott isn’t, and the revisionist Remaindeer Blairite…

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#143: Fire and ice, part one, In Search of real Aggregate demand in the Economy try the Surplus Energy Blog.

via #143: Fire and ice, part one Searching for real measures of Aggregate Demand in the Real Economy.— PodStopMotels (@PMotels) January 11, 2019 Why you should care about the Baltic Dry Index. via @slate— PodStopMotels (@PMotels) January 11, 2019 The trade unions had given a clarion call to the entire working … Continue reading #143: Fire and ice, part one, In Search of real Aggregate demand in the Economy try the Surplus Energy Blog.

#143: Fire and ice, part one

Searching for the real Economy, Try the Surplus Energy Blog.

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Is 2019 the year when everything starts falling apart?

It certainly feels that way.

The analogy I’m going to use in this and subsequent discussions is ‘fire and ice’.

Ice, in the potent form of glaciers, grinds slowly, but completely, crushing everything in its path. Whole landscapes have been shaped by these icy juggernauts.

Fire, on the other hand, can cause almost instantaneous devastation, most obviously when volcanoes erupt. Back in 1815, the explosion of Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) poured into the atmosphere quantities of volcanic ash on such a vast scale that, in much of the world, the sun literally ceased to shine. As a result, 1816 became known as “the year without a summer”. As low temperatures and heavy rain destroyed harvests and killed livestock, famine gripped much of Europe, Asia and North America, bringing with it soaring food…

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