Monthly Archives: June 2016

The most worrying deficit: the deficit of trust

A democracy cannot function without experts, but they must have the trust of the citizens I have a confession to make. I am incompetent – seriously incompetent. I kind of know how a car works – I understand the principles … Continue reading

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The behavioural economics of Brexit, or why referendums suck

Using the phrase ‘The behavioural economics of…’ in a title is a neat trick – a Google search finds nearly 700 such pages, not all of which really justify the link with Behavioural Economics. But bear with me – in … Continue reading

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We are all economists

The term ‘economics’ tends to incite a lot of passion. For many people it typifies a cold, emotionless perspective on life that just looks at money. It represents the cynical world view of those who, as Oscar Wilde said, “know … Continue reading

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