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Home thoughts from the IMF, Chunomics

Home thoughts from the IMF

I’ve never heard the Chancellor compared to Goldilocks before. Yet here at the IMF Spring Meeting in Washington the Fund’s chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, did just that. Though he did not mention Mr Osborne by name he clearly had him in mind when he advocated “smart fiscal consolidation that is neither too fast, which could kill growth, nor too slow, which would kill credibility”.

By | Chunomics | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 8:15 pm

How to sue your neighbour: an all-American guide, The Foreign Desk

How to sue your neighbour: an all-American guide

My local newsletter devotes most of a page to helping readers begin litigation against nearby homeowners who happen to be annoying them.

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 8:02 pm

Intellectual mush from the Vickers commission, Eagle Eye

Intellectual mush from the Vickers commission

The Independent Commission on Banking can’t have it both ways. If cross-subsidy of different banking operations in times of trouble is a good thing, why is the Commission recommending ring-fencing?

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 7:31 pm

Is George Osborne the Martin Luther King of the Coalition?, Eagle Eye

Is George Osborne the Martin Luther King of the Coalition?

First the Daily Mail, now Paul Waugh. Doing it on purpose. Trying to get into the world-famous list of Questions to Which the Answer is No. It is a good question, though, even if the MLK connection is so tenuous you can see through it. Number 569.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 6:59 pm

Football financier Keith Harris advises Liverpool and Everton to groundshare, Sport

Football financier Keith Harris advises Liverpool and Everton to groundshare

Keith Harris, the chairman of the investment bank Seymour Pierce and the man who brokered billionaire takeovers at Premier League clubs Chelsea, Aston Villa, Manchester City and elsewhere, has revealed that he has advised Liverpool and Everton to groundshare.

By | Sport | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 3:51 pm

Caught & Social: Check out the Dame, Notebook

Caught & Social: Check out the Dame

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 2:56 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 2:15 pm

Today from <i>i</i>: Return of the golden oldies, Notebook

Today from i: Return of the golden oldies

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 1:46 pm

iBet: It’ll be tight at Anfield tonight, Sport

iBet: It’ll be tight at Anfield tonight

Two of the best defences in the Premiership go head to head at Anfield tonight and you can expect things to be tight. Man City have only conceded 16 times in 15 away games – no-one has a better record than that in the top flight.

By | Sport | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 1:09 pm

Premier League review: Arsenal fans feel uneasy with Kroenke’s take-over, Sport

Premier League review: Arsenal fans feel uneasy with Kroenke’s take-over

It seems Arsenal supporters had little sleep on Sunday evening as their minds constantly switched to the idea of Stan Kroenke running their football club.

By | Sport | Monday, 11 April 2011 at 12:58 pm

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