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The super rich get richer – even after tax, Chunomics

The super rich get richer – even after tax

I said that, sadly, Sir Anthony hasn’t produced post-tax estimates of the income share of those within the top 1 per cent. Happily, I was wrong on that point.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 at 2:55 pm

Sir Anthony Atkinson: the full transcript, Chunomics

Sir Anthony Atkinson: the full transcript

At the end of last month I interviewed the godfather of inequality research, Sir Anthony Atkinson, for The Independent to coincide with the publication of his new book “Inequality: What can be done?”

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Monday, 8 June 2015 at 2:48 pm

What do we mean by income inequality?, Chunomics

What do we mean by income inequality?

When many people think and talk about inequality what they are referring to is the disparity between the incomes of the rich and those in the middle.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 2 June 2015 at 4:46 pm

Are foreign investors really losing confidence in UK debt?, Chunomics

Are foreign investors really losing confidence in UK debt?

For now at least, talk of an “exodus” from UK debt and a “Gilts strike” looks premature.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 at 12:11 pm

Sorry – financial freedom for pensioners is a bad idea, Chunomics

Sorry – financial freedom for pensioners is a bad idea

Allowing me the freedom to take my pension as a lump sum on retirement will, likely as not, mean that I neglect my very old self in favour of my newly retired self.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 8 April 2015 at 11:29 am

There’s nothing left-wing about a higher inflation target, Chunomics

There’s nothing left-wing about a higher inflation target

There’s nothing especially political about it. It’s a hard-nosed calculation that weighs up the costs of higher average inflation on the one hand, against the benefits of more stable inflation and real activity on the other.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 1:53 pm

Magical thinking now dominates our politics, Chunomics

Magical thinking now dominates our politics

UKIP, the SNP and the Greens cut through all the complexity and noise. They say quite simple things, in straightforward ways. They’re clear. They’re economical. They’re succinct – and they look like they mean it.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Thursday, 19 February 2015 at 3:48 pm

Sir Howard Davies: the full transcript, Chunomics

Sir Howard Davies: the full transcript

* Many bankers are still overpaid
* The Chancellor’s Help to Buy subsidies are not a good idea
* Banks should not be broken up
* Narrow banking (ordinary deposits all backed by ultra-safe government bond) would be “too risky”
* Higher equity buffers for banks will result in less credit for the real economy

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 12:50 pm

Nicola Sturgeon – with fiscal friends like these…., Chunomics

Nicola Sturgeon – with fiscal friends like these….

A policy that goes in the right direction risks being branded economically illiterate or dishonest by association.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Friday, 13 February 2015 at 11:44 am

What is really happening to average pay?, Chunomics

What is really happening to average pay?

People in continuous employment always see pay rise faster than all employees and this is neither surprising nor new.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 4:05 pm

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