Paul Krugman

How Austerity Won the Election, and What This Means for Labour

Florian Schui | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics
Florian Schui

Austerity policies were an economic failure and a social disaster but the Tories still managed to win an election with them. The question of how this was possible is crucial if Labour or anyone else on the left ever wants to win an election again.

Understanding Culinary Disasters - And Miracles

Dalibor Rohac | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dalibor Rohac

Why is food in some countries so much better than in others? In a classic essay, Paul Krugman hypothesized that British food turned bad as a result of the rapid urbanization accompanied with 19th-century technological improvements in the preservation of food.

Time to Stand up to Tory Austerity

Lutfur Rahman | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Politics
Lutfur Rahman

This demonstration has been a long time coming. It comes at a time when for the first time we can really see the true extent of this government's plan to cut the public sector and shrink the state to proportions that would even shock America.

Nobel Laureate Slams Austerity Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK

A top US professor and Nobel Laureate in Economics has branded George Osbourne's austerity plan as 'mad', 'a mistake' and based upon 'a policy that ha...

Olympic Dreams, Titanic Cuts

Peter Cranie | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Cranie

It's ironic that Team GB's amazing hoard of gold and other Olympic medals has come at just the time when the Coalition government's austerity measures are set to devastate the future of sports funding in Britain.

Austerity in the Midst of a Depression - Mad, Bad and Immoral

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Running the economy of a country is not the same as running a household budget, Mr. Osborne. Look at the evidence; listen to the experts; perform another U-turn; change course and lay the foundation for a sustainable recovery, and with it improve the lives of millions.

The Shame of the G20

Raheem Kassam | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics
Raheem Kassam

Argentina's continued position around the G20 table is bringing the whole institution into disrepute.

Is the Eurozone Austerity Backlash Heading to Britain?

Jonathan Davis | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Politics
Jonathan Davis

As the disciples of Eurozone austerity are being unceremoniously booted out of office, now might be a good time for us to discuss whether the backlash against British austerity, which has been growing since the formation of the coalition, has the potential to expand and provoke yet another government to fall.