Matthew Beebee

My name is Matt and I am currently a politics student at the University of Durham. My main academic interests are in British politics (especially the Labour Party and post-war elections) and the history of political thought. I also have an interest in the link between economics and politics - especially in a globalised world. The educational and entertaining capabilities of journalism and reporting on complex political and economic issues are something I wish to share with readers.

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Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

Filed in Economic Biographies by on September 10, 2013 0 Comments
Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

Milton Friedman (1912-2006) was an American economist, famous for his writings that formed the basis of the monetarist macroeconomic policy that opposed Keynesianism.

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Adam Smith (1723-1790)

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Adam Smith (1723-1790)

Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a philosopher and economist, who came to be known as the “father of modern economics” through his main piece of work ‘An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations’.

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The State of the UK Economy: A Brief Overview

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The State of the UK Economy: A Brief Overview

For three years the UK economy has bumbled along with little to no growth and a deficit reduction programme that is only slowly bringing down the deficit, while many individuals are feeling the effects of changes to benefits, taxation and public spending.

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Adam Smith: The Poster Boy of Laissez-Faire Economics?

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
Adam Smith: The Poster Boy of Laissez-Faire Economics?

Adam Smith’s reputation as an advocate of laissez-faire capitalism has caused debate over whether this is an overstated misreading of his philosophy. The purpose of this article is to look at how persuasive the view that Smith was not a laissez-faire advocate is.

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