Mainly Macro: Comment on macroeconomic issues
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
The left needs to campaign for social liberalism
This evidence suggests two important but provocative conclusions, which for me represent tentative hypotheses rather than anything firm. First, the key division in UK society today as far as elections are concerned is the social liberal/conservative divide, rather than ABCD class divisions or how left wing economic policy is. Brexit was not an aberration but part of a trend. The big divide in the UK is partly age but mainly education.  The political right understands this, which is why elections will be fought on proxies for this divide. …
Second, social conservatism is not immutable.
By Dan Levin, New York Times, Feb. 23, 2020
In rural Carter County, Tenn., health officials have embraced a strategy for stemming addiction: Teaching children as young as 6 how to administer Narcan, a nasal spray that can stop an opioid overdose from being fatal.