Nobody is discussing Ritchie\’s book

The Euro just a week left to be saved.

The economy as we know it is under massive threat, and democracy with it.

And where is the discussion of the alternative economic agenda that has been the subject of so much comment here, and elsewhere, over the last few years?

Is a new economic architecture being considered?

Are the banks to now be c0nstrained?

Will tax havens be shut?

Is transaprency to become the watchword of accountability?

Is collecting tax due to become a key aim of government?

Is unitary taxation of mutinational companies now to happen so that profits are not hidden from view?

No, I’ve not hear mention of any of things.

That\’s how I read that myself……

Imagine, there being a crisis, and no one wants to listen to your methods of solving it.

13 comments on “Nobody is discussing Ritchie\’s book

  1. The Euro just a week left to be saved.

    The economy as we know it is under massive threat, and democracy with it.

    And where is the discussion of the alternative economic agenda that has been the subject of so much comment here, and elsewhere, over the last few years?

    Is a new economic architecture being considered?

    Are the banks to now be c0nstrained?

    Will tax havens be shut?

    Is transaprency to become the watchword of accountability?

    Is collecting tax due to become a key aim of government?

    Is unitary taxation of mutinational companies now to happen so that profits are not hidden from view?

    No, I’ve not hear mention of any of things.

    I’m going into the garden to eat worms.

  2. Isn’t a large part of the problem that banks are constrained, by the new capital requirements to cover their likely losses on sovereign debt?

  3. If nobody is discussing the Murphy book, perhaps I might be allowed to offer a first comment on it?

    “Arsewipes in a compact format”

  4. I am surprised (and pleased) not to have seen too many reviews of his book out there. I know a couple of left-wing blogs have mentioned it, but it is conspicuously absent from the reviews in the Graun or the Indie, whereas something like Wilkinson and Pickett’s spirit level was all over the papers. Is this because the Graun thinks it crap? It has after all been out for two or three weeks now. I noticed it has 2 reviews on Amazon, one gave it 5 stars, describing it as “heroic” even though the same reviewer described it as “badly written” and basically wrote off Parts 1 and 2 as rubbish.

  5. According to his website he’s doing a book signing in Norwich today. Norwich. Not exactly the epicentre of the literary world is it? Norwich. Nor a humming dynamo of economic thought is it? Norwich.

    “Oo,arrr. Ee be th’ lad on’em economicals,ee be!

  6. Norwich is the home of Alan Partridge, Colemans mustard, Lotus cars and a decent football team that has a budgie for an emblem.

    Ritchie could do worse. But he sounds a bit desperate. How about Venezuela ?

  7. No, he can’t go to Venezuela or Cuba. He said he wanted an open Borders and there was a horrible misunderstanding.

  8. Tim, help us put RM’s sales in perspective. He is currently ranked 15,294 on Amazon. Where we you at this stage? How would that translate into sales volumes? Do you remember reaching that kind of rank? What sales did that equate to roughly?

    Tim adds: From memory, this is roughly nothing. 5 copies a week sort of level?

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