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Articles from John Quiggin

Echo chambers

December 29, 2018 - 09:21 -- Admin

The idea that, thanks to social media, we are all sorted into “echo chambers” where we only hear views identical to our own, is a commonplace. I think the whole idea of echo chambers is misinformed.


December 24, 2018 - 09:49 -- Admin

Today I sent off the corrected proofs of Economics in Two Lessons to the publishers, Princeton University Press. They won’t look at it until New Year, but it doesn’t matter. The book is done, and I can sit down to Christmas dinner with the family knowing it’s off my hands.

Brexit: The endgame

December 14, 2018 - 13:14 -- Admin

On 29 March this year[1,2], if nothing else changes, the UK will leave the European Union under the terms of Article 50. Unsurprisingly, lots of scenarios are being scripted, but the one I see as most likely doesn’t seem to be among them.


December 10, 2018 - 10:18 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.