Something strange has been happening in stock markets since 2008: they have been going up. Not just up, but absolutely flying. Through the prolonged failed recovery, unemployment, an investment crisis, the Fukushima crisis and the EU debacle, Wall street, still the market all else look to, has doubled in value.
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With today’s GDP figures confirming this is the longest depression in modern UK history, IPPR’s Spencer Thompson asks why the economy is still creating jobs.
Manufacturing’s strong rallying out of the 2008 recession, was killed stone dead at the turn of 2011, as effects of the government’s economic policies kicked in.
IPPR North researcher Lewis Goodall reflects on the 2012 local election results in Northern England.
Paul Krugman has attacked the “austerity debacle” taking place in Britain, pointing out the UK is “nowhere close” to regaining ground lost during the recession.
Tony Dolphin explains why the contraction in the 4th quarter of 2011 is likely to be the beginning of a double dip recession.
Ann Pettifor looks to the economy in 2012, and is not hopeful about what she sees.
IPPR North report on the growing economic split between the north and south of England; while the former may be recovering, the latter is stagnating – or worse.
New analysis shows the economy’s struggle to get back to its previous peak, which took place in Q1 2008, will take longer even that the Great Depression.