On RBS, 70s inflation, teachers’ incentives and the curious case of the missing stuff

13 Aug

“Cabinet ministers” (*cough* Vince Cable *cough*) are talking about nationalising RBS. I look at the reasoning behind it.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2012/08/rbs-nationalisation#comments

Tories like to believe we are living in the 1970s. We are not.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/08/monetary-policy-1

In which Chicago economists – including Freakonomics‘s Steven D Levitt – dock teachers’ pay if their pupils get Fs. They say this raises educational standards. I dissent.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/08/teacher-incentives

The UK productivity puzzle: why there is more jobs and less stuff? What are these extra 400,000 workers doing, if the economy’s 0.3% diddlier?

http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/07/uk-productivity

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