Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh


Economist @UniofOxford @StEdmundHall @LBS @lseideas @chathamhouse | Author @greateconomists -How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today (A Times’s Best Biz Book of Year)

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Before 1750, per capita income in the world doubled every 6,000 years. Since then, it has doubled every 50 years. Read more about #technology  #industrialrevolution  in @greateconomists ⁩

Looking forward to my @kilkenomics  shows on: Have we reached peak capitalism? (with Paul Krugman & others), Great British Break-off & Economics of Cities: @ Kilkenny, Ireland

When you go home Tell them of us and say For your tomorrow We gave our today #LestWeForget  #RemembranceSunday  #WeWillRememberThem 

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After a negative quarter, the UK economy grows by 0.3% from July-September & avoids a technical recession. @ONS  points out: underlying momentum in the UK economy shows some signs of slowing. UK economy increased by 1% Y-o-Y; weakest figure since Q1 2010.

My latest piece @Forbes  on: Global slowdown worries: There's a weblink to 'Inside the Global Ec @LBSnomy ' that I host on: Is #podcastope '>Eu #podcastope  heading into crisis?

Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax: In 1990 12 OECD countries relied on wealth taxes; by 2017, there were only 4. The wealth taxes were expensive to administer and even though household wealth grew, wealth tax revenues did not, suggesting widespread evasion.

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Walgreens #Boots  Alliance, the $70bn drugstore chain, has received a buyout proposal from the private equity group KKR, a deal that would be the biggest private equity transaction on record.

Join me for a @greateconomists ⁩ book talk & book signing in Brussels this evening at 18:30. Free to attend. Please register at:

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Dem candidate Bernie Sanders breaks fundraising record held by Obama: more than 2.3 million donors, each giving <$25

Switzerland to reject 2014 referendum outcome that would limit EU immigration, in order to preserve EU market access

Guardian reports that EU sources say that the UK will not be saved from crashing out of the EU via an extension of the article 50 negotiations unless there is a major realignment in UK politics, most likely through a second referendum or general election

60% of Chinese equities belong to the Chinese government, just 30% to private Chinese owners & 10% to foreigners

EU to tell Switzerland it will lose access to single market if it imposes controls on free movement of EU citizens

Bottom 90% owns 3/4 of all debt in US & just 9% of stocks - the top 1% owns majority of skyrocketing financial assets

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In past half century, UK has changed prime minister 24 times, half of those without a general election via @BBCNews 

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Finland plans to scrap all existing welfare benefits & instead hand out 800 euros per month—to everyone #basicincome 

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