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    How can Brexit be an economic success when the economics establishment is united in predicting a disaster?

How can Brexit be an economic success when the economics establishment is united in predicting a disaster?

The Economists for Free Trade group has argued that contrary to the predictions of many economists, Brexit could provide gains to the UK economy of around £135 billion. Kent Matthews argues that the differences between Economists for Free Trade and other economists stem from distinct theoretical assumptions about how trade functions, and that the only way to resolve this […]

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A cap on bankers’ bonuses will do little to reduce risk-taking in the banking industry.

A provisional EU agreement has been reached on the principle of capping bonuses in the European banking industry. Kent Matthews and Owen Matthews present a case for maintaining bankers’ bonuses, arguing that there is no causal link between bonuses and excessive risk-taking. They state that the real cause of risk-taking is the widespread policy of bailing out banks which are […]

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