Category Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS | WHERE’S THIS HEADING (PART 3)?


A Long Read This post is the final one in a series of what’s turned out to be four parts (1, 2A, 2B and 3) contemplating the economic, political and social implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. The perspective I’m sharing here is held by people whom I refer to as ‘alt-economists’; I suppose I’m one […]

CORONAVIRUS | WHERE’S THIS HEADING (PART 2B)?


This is Part 2B of what will now be a four-part series of posts; things are changing rapidly. We’re interested in the extraordinary impact of governments’ reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of us consider that, as grim as Covid-19 could be (and for now that remains arguable without meaningful data and in the context […]

CORONAVIRUS | WORST CASE PLANNING


This is an in-between post, breaking up the series of three posts I’ve been writing on the economic implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. Incidentally the two main reasons I write are (a) to shape my understanding of subjects and (b) because I enjoy the pleasure of prose. That’s it really. If I can share these […]

CORONAVIRUS | WHERE’S THIS HEADING (PART 2A)?


This post is Part 2A of what will now be a three-part series. The thrust of my argument from here on is that for nations to strive to return to globalised business-as-usual post-Covid-19 would be a mistake; indeed, it may not even be possible. Some of us argue that life won’t and, indeed, shouldn’t be […]

CORONAVIRUS | WHERE'S THIS HEADING? (PART 1)


Last night at 2030 hrs GMT the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, made a statement to the British people. He told us that freedom of movement in the UK was terminated. We’re now confined to quarters, enforceable by law. You can go to work (but only if you absolutely cannot work from […]

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