Paulson, Like a Bumbling Aristocrat trying to Escape the Guillotine

Guillotine and “The Reign of Terror” Funny how I missed this during the summer – I was in hospital, I think. This video is Henry Paulson, stumbling and squirming, as he struggles to evade quite simple questions for someone in his position.  (I talked about his deceit last year here and here, at the start… Continue reading Paulson, Like a Bumbling Aristocrat trying to Escape the Guillotine

Thatcher’s Recession, and Now?

How Bad was Thatcher’s Recession compared to the Current Economic Slump? Q. Well, how would you find out, exactly? A. Surprisingly easily.  This graph here compares historical economic slumps with the current one, on a month by month basis.  It’s taken from the “National Institute of Economic and Social Research” (NIESR) website here.  Notionally, it’s… Continue reading Thatcher’s Recession, and Now?