British politics: Machiavelli’s memorandum to Cameron| The Economist

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This is an excellent, MUST READ article from the Economist. It’s written as a memo from Machiavelli to David Cameron. Check it out!

British politics: Machiavelli’s memorandum | The Economist.

The article proposes how David Cameron can strengthen his chances of winning the next election, deploying some of Machiavelli’s legendary, five-hundred-year-old, black art.

The article picks up many of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for David Cameron.

Personally, I still struggle to see David Cameron as an effective leader but recognize that with an ineffective opposition he still stands a chance of becoming Prime Minister again after the next election – perhaps with another coalition with the Liberal Party.

Let me turn this to an open question:

Do you think that David Cameron has the strength of character and the stomach to deploy Machiavelli’s black art?


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Euroland’s ‘Recovery’ – Three Cheers for Dr Schäuble! – Georg Bibow – Social Journal Europe

This is a very interesting article from Georg Bibow published in the Social Journal Europe. I would RECOMMEND IT FOR A READ. Check it out!

Euroland’s ‘Recovery’ – Three Cheers for Dr Schäuble!

It looks a bit like the austerian policy-makers are phoning their chums at major newspapers and pushing the increasingly popular theme  ‘growth proves austerity right’ idea”.

The reader may also be interested that this morning, I have reblogged an article by Oxford economist, Simon-Wren-Lewis entitled Austerity, growth and being economical with the truth -Simon Wren-Lewis – Mainly Macro.

Let me turn this to an open question:

Is it morally right for policy-makers and newspapers to whitewash the social and economic damage done from excessive austerity?

Any thoughts?

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