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Scholarly publishing is broken: Is it time to consider guerrilla self-publishing?

Aimee Morrison has been congratulated and gained professional credit for ‘publishing’ her article in a high profile journal. Except, her work will not be printed for another two years. She writes that commercial publishers are exploiting academics’ desire for reputation against a true public good.] This article first appeared on the LSE Impact of Social Science blog Scholarly publishing is broken – […]

July 14th, 2012|Impact|0 Comments|

Tripping up economists, fisking the case against Lords reform and stopping the 0.7% nonsense: Top 5 blogs you might have missed this week

Felix Salmon writing for Reuters outlines how economists can get tripped up by statistics.

Anthony Painter at Labour List fisks the case against Lords reform.

The new Manchester Capitalism blog discusses banking culture, arguing that encouraging restraint and responsibility will require significant structural reform.

Duncan Weldon at the TUC’s Touchstone blog argues that we need a fiscal stimulus to end this slump.

Phil […]

Holidaying to stimulate the economy, breaking bonds of trust and how not to report opinion polls: Top 5 blogs you might have missed this week

Alex Hern at the New Statesman notes that monetary stimulus could be much more fun (and effective) if it bought you a holiday.

Matthew Whittaker from the Resolution Foundation writes for the OECD Insights blog on tax credits, exploring their effects on poverty and living standards.

Paul Goodman at the ToryDiary asks why we need an army of more than 80,000 if we […]

Instead of debating the future of Europe, liberals are content with retreating back to the nation-state.

Martin Eiermann sees the gloom of the Eurozone crisis clouding out prospects of an integrated Europe. He argues that the crisis has spawned a formidable movement seeking retreat into a compartmentalized world of nation-states. This is dangerous – the political and economic costs of retrenchment are staggeringly high. This article first appeared on the LSE’s EUROPP blog “Three months remain for Eurozone rescue, says Lagarde.” “Greeks […]

June 30th, 2012|Europp|0 Comments|

Scholars need to move from filling gaps to doing more imaginative and innovative research

Our ‘publish or perish’ mentality is sacrificing more imaginative and innovative ideas. Looking at the field of management studies, Marcel Bogers writes that a troubling shortage of novel academic ideas must be tackled by new institutional conditions, rethinking professional norms and cultivating a more scholarly identity. This article first appeared on the LSE Impact of Social Science blog Despite, or probably due to, […]

June 30th, 2012|Impact|2 Comments|

Debating academic rigour, hunting the dude, and hurling abuse at Gordon Brown: Top 5 blogs you might have missed this week

Chris Dillow at Stumbling and Mumbling wonders what’s the use of academic rigour when empirical evidence is routinely ignored in policy making.

Damian McBride recalls the day five years ago that Gordon Brown became Prime Minister – and had abuse hurled at him by his closest aides…

Richard Murphy on the Ripped-off Britons blog argues that good capitalism is good business, and provides some tips on […]

Richard Layard explains the Manifesto for Economic Sense

Thousands of economists disagree with the austerity policies being followed in so many countries. Yet few speak out and I am one of the guilty ones. That is why Paul Krugman and I have now written a ‘Manifesto for Economic Sense’ which is reprinted below. We hope this will be signed by thousands of economists. More importantly, we hope that […]

Call off the hounds: the virulent strain of anti-politics in British journalism is becoming a serious problem

William Brett argues that Chloe Smith’s Newsnight disaster is indicative of a buoyant trend of anti-politics in the British media that is becoming increasingly distasteful and misunderstands the ‘necessary’ hypocrisy in our democratic system.   Once it was foxhunting, now it’s minister-hunting. Britain seems to have embraced a new national pastime, which is to unleash a rabid Jeremy Paxman on to […]