Articles by alittleecon
Former economics student, residing in Bradford, UK. Find Modern Monetary Theory persuasive. It offers a sane alternative to austerity.
Benefit cap bullshit
Iain Duncan Smith got himself into bother a while back when he claimed DWP research showed that as a result of the benefit cap being announced, 8,000 people who would be affected by it have found work. The UK Statistics Authority disagreed however saying the claim ”is unsupported by the official statistics…“. When finally challenged about this […]
Government spin can’t hide the fact the the Work Programme is still not working
I remembered today that the latest Work Programme figures were being published and did my usual thing of looking for the story on the BBC News website. Its article on the figures is entitled “More find jobs on the Work Programme, DWP figures suggest“. I then looked for the DWP press release which was titled […]