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John Van ReenenBoris Johnson’s electoral calculations are storing up trouble for Britain
His short-termism epitomizes all that is wrong with policy: victory first and worry about the aftermath later buff.ly/2Yn2hcB@robertshrimsley
By strangling the World Trade Organization’s appellate body, Washington is effectively hamstringing the trade organization’s ability to resolve disputes.
John Van ReenenThis week it looks like Trump has finally managed to kill the WTO buff.ly/350zdtL This is bad for people's incomes, bad for peace and makes a mockery of a #Brexit "trading under WTO rules" No Deal. buff.ly/2Zr2dMJ
The economy sees the weakest three months for more than a decade and the worst October since mid-2012.
John Van ReenenUK economy flatlines again thanks to #Brexit buff.ly/35aaNxQ If Johnson wins #Election2019 uncertainty will be prolonged over a protracted EU trade negotiation buff.ly/2QUa002 Brexit means that the UK will certainly be a poorer and meaner place than remaining.
"The extreme inequality that exists in the contemporary United States and other countries is not the result of well-functioning markets or vast differences in natural ability. Rather, it results from political inequality and corrupted markets."