As some of you will have noticed, the Greens released today a policy that borrows heavily on my own proposal “Central banking for all: A modest proposal for radical reform” now available in a number of versions, though this is probably one of the clearer more compelling presentations of it.
Articles from Club Troppo
After exhaustive discussion, I’ve been deputed to inform our readers of Troppo’s plastic bag policy. We’re in favour of single-use plastic bags. In fact, we’re making them compulsory.
Countries increasingly rely on independent fiscal councils to constrain policymakers’ discretion and curb the bias towards excessive deficits and pro-cyclical policies. Since fiscal councils are often recent and heterogeneous across countries, assessing their impact is challenging.
Robert Solow once referred to the law and economics scholar Richard Posner as writing books the way the rest of us breathe.
We examine whether exposure of men to women in a traditionally
male-dominated environment can change attitudes about
mixed-gender productivity, gender roles and gender identity. Our
context is the military in Norway, where we randomly assigned
female recruits to some squads but not others during boot camp.
We find that living and working with women for 8 weeks causes men
to adopt more egalitarian attitudes. There is a 14 percentage