- RT @SMFthinktank: We launch our new report ‘Branching Out: The evolution of retail banking’ today - see it online now http://t.co/e2Om3DaOZ… 3 days ago
- RT @CormacHolly: Bank of Boris? In @thetimes mine & @emranmian #SMFBranchingout report launches at 12.30pm thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/i… … http://… 3 days ago
- The top 10 per cent of the population own 100 times more than the bottom 10 per cent smf.co.uk/marketsquare/n… 1 week ago
- Really interesting talk here @SMFthinktank by @KarenRowlingson on wealth inequality. Summary here: smf.co.uk/marketsquare/n… 1 week ago
- Private sector housing investment up 9% on previous year - although appears to be slowing according to @ONS investment stats 1 week ago
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Monthly Archives: December 2010
In January 2011, the UK will experience the joy of a rise in tax on goods and services, the Value Added Tax, or VAT. And don’t all the retailers just know it. “BEAT the VAT!”, scream shop windows. Salesmen shake their … Continue reading
Should you happen upon this blog this December, you may be wondering: how would a rational economist make the best of the festive season? What can I learn from this, and how can I make my life better? Fear not. Here … Continue reading
Famous left-handers include Angelina Jolie, Chewbacca the Wookie, Prince William and Bob Geldof. Notice a pattern? Me neither. Economist Thomas Buser set to find out whether people who are left-handed have different social preferences: for example, are they more or less selfish? Are … Continue reading
The internet must be a bewildering place for content owners. On the one hand, no one seems to want to pay for anything. On the other hand, when given a choice, some people choose to pay more than they need … Continue reading
The gender pay gap: discrimination, culture or women’s preferences? There are so many reasons put forward for the gap’s continued persistence. One possible reason that has been gaining traction is that women may be less competitive compared to men. Are … Continue reading
Prince Philip. It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that he isn’t really used to people from other countries. Take a few choice quotes: “Can you tell the difference between them?”, in response to President Obama explaining that he had meetings with … Continue reading