Tim Harford explores whether ‘more competitive religious marketplaces lead to more dynamic churches’ on his Undercover Economist blog.
Chris Dillow at the Stumbling and Mumbling blog argues that ‘[i]t could be…that the rise of poker and decline of bridge is a sign of the growth of distrust and individualism that contributed to the crisis.’
Gavin Edwards at the ToUCstone blog investigates claims of a public sector pay premium.
Simon Wren-Lewis draws a line between macroeconomics and politics following baffling questioning by Treasury Select Committee of NIESR Director Jonathan Portes.
Alice Bell remains unconvinced by the Council for the Defence of British Universities, subscribing to its aims but alienated by a seeming inclination to look both inwards and to the past of higher education.