mainly macro: Policy Based Evidence Making

This blog by Oxford economist, Simon Wren Lewis, is well worth a read. Check it out!

mainly macro: Policy Based Evidence Making.

The blog looks at the recent phenomena of Policy Based Evidence Making, the corruption of Evidence Based Policy. {For a more scholarly look at Evidence Based Policy open this link)

In a world where politicians and journalists are regularly being held to account to cite the evidence, there is an increasing tendency to bend the evidence.

Wren-Lewis identifies some suggestions for identifying this more questionable evidence.

Thoughts?

Are the UK floods Cameron’s Katrina? Simon-Wren Lewis – Mainly Macro

This is a powerful, passionate blog from Oxford economist, Simon Wren-Lewis. It’s a MUST READ in my view.

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mainly macro: Are the UK floods Cameron’s Katrina?

Wren-Lewis argues that the UK flood damage is a direct result of excessive austerity by David Cameron’s government.

Personally, I agree that UK austerity has been excessive and has often been top-down, bacon-slicing, rather than carefully costed and independently risk-assessment.

Let me turn this to an open question:

So if David Cameron is responsible for the excessive UK flood damage, will he be properly held to account?

Any thoughts?

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