Posts by Jamie Morgan

Jamie Morgan, Department of Economics, Analytics and International Business, Leeds Beckett University

Brexit, don’t forget how we got here

Jamie Morgan

Understanding Brexit requires us to consider the political economy of tax justice and the abuse of wealth protection At a time when a general election has dominated the press for the last two months and Brexit has been a shadow of anxiety – a most remarkable event that the political parties have been steadfastly refusing to remark upon in any … Continue reading

12 June 2017 by Jamie Morgan
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Mainstream economics and the crisis of imagination: Part II

Jamie Morgan

New initiatives can transform economics to make it part of the solution rather than part of the problem I concluded Part I of this blog by noting that mainstream economics is extremely influential in the world of public policy. Mainstream economic practice is predicated on policy presence, even when theory begins from caveats regarding real world relevance.  Moreover, despite the … Continue reading

13 September 2016 by Jamie Morgan
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Mainstream economics and the crisis of imagination: Part I

Jamie Morgan

In times of crisis the predictions of mainstream economics persistently fail; alternative approaches to economics are required The theme of crisis continually recurs in the SPERI political economy blog. This is a reminder of two things. First, ‘crises’ seem to be everywhere.  The language of the extraordinary has become ordinary.  Second, social reality is a process.  The present is a … Continue reading

6 September 2016 by Jamie Morgan
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