When it suits, we defer to those dismal Laws of Science. When it doesn’t, we are contemptuous of these same “scientists” as naked ideologues. But economic science is a flawed discipline.

Source Direct: Dismal Science






SNP trade minister Ivan McKee evocatively called them a “shiny squirrel” while Nicola Sturgeon noted they were widely associated with “low-cost, low-wage, low-value opportunities”. Fortunately, the Scottish Government aren’t proposing “freeports” but “green ports”…

Source Direct: As Free as a Green Port



Capitalism, our system, is ageing, inept, bilious and barely able to rise from its sickbed. Economic news does not determine the constitution, but it does ask questions about what type of independence might be possible or desirable.

Source Direct: System Shock