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Bombs with a British accent

The UK is guilty of war crimes for selling arms to Saudi Arabia which have been deployed in Yemen, says Felicity Arbuthnot.

Filed in: Arms Syria Trade Yemen

Myth 7: Financial regulation will destroy a profitable banking sector

Why should financial markets be accountable only to themselves? asks David Ransom.

Filed in: Economics Finance

Myth 6: Fossil fuels are more economically viable than renewables

Not if you look at the environmental costs, says Dinyar Godrej.

Filed in: Economics Energy Finance Sustainability

10 reasons not to bomb Syria

British politicians will decide this week whether to extend airstrikes against Islamic State into Syria. Vanessa Baird on why they should vote ‘no’.

Filed in: Conflict Politics Syria

Myth 5: The private sector is more efficient than the public sector

There is no evidence of greater efficiency, explains Dinyar Godrej.

Filed in: Economics Finance

Myth 4: Economic migrants are a drain on rich world economies

Migration follows a demand for labour - and benefits the receiving country, writes Dinyar Godrej.

Filed in: Economics Finance Migration

Myth 3: Taxing the rich scares off investors and stalls economic performance

Taxation creates prosperity just as much as private enterprise, says David Ransom.

Filed in: Economics Finance

'I predict...'

Economists don’t always get it right…

Filed in: Economics Finance

Economic Myth 2: Deficit reduction is the only way out of a slump

Don’t rely on those who caused the crash to resolve it, argues David Ransom.

Filed in: Economics Finance

Myth 1: Austerity will lead to 'jobs and growth'

It’s wrong to sell austerity as a cure for economic woes, says Dinyar Godrej.

Filed in: Economics Work

10 economic myths we need to junk

A brief introduction from Dinyar Godrej and David Ransom.

Filed in: Economics

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