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Bonkers Brexit economics

A report by "Change Britain" is the latest in a long line of flawed forecasts

By Iain Begg  

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Paul Krugman, the Nobel prize-winning US economist and (these days) New York Times columnist, once described the three kinds of economics: the “Greek letter” variant beloved of contributors to academic journals, with articles stuffed full of impenetrable equations; the “up and down” economics of the forecasting and instant comment industry; and the “airport” economics found in the latest best-selling economics books.

To this collection we should, in this post-truth era, now add “bonkers Brexit”…

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