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What should we do with private schools?

What should we do with private schools? | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
All politicians favour people moving ‘up in the world’. So why has social mobility in Britain gone into decline? For social historian David Kynaston the answer begins with our elitist and divisive system of education
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Private education is a means of social reproduction, and, thus, a barrier to social mobility and increased equality. Do you agree? If so, what should be done?

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For a free market perspective try these bite size videos from IEA.

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John Redwood's Diary | Incisive and topical campaigns and commentary on today's issues and tomorrow's problems

John Redwood's Diary | Incisive and topical campaigns and commentary on today's issues and tomorrow's problems | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
Incisive and topical campaigns and commentary on today's issues and tomorrow's problems
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Blog by John Redwood, ex-KC pupil.

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EA Magazine

EA Magazine | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
  Our new magazine, EA – which we distribute to schools and universities throughout the UK – is now available for free download. The second and latest edition tackles the issues of foreign aid, Scottish currency, the shadow economy amongst many other topical issues.   For Issue 1 (Summer 2013) click here.
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Some light reading with a neo-liberal perspective. You can download past issues and/or individual articles. 

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Essay Competition

The Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize We are delighted to present this year’s competition for A- Level and IB students, with a prize of  £500 for the entry judged best and £250 each for the three runners up. There is also a prize of £500 for the school with the highest number of entrants.
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Why the 1% should pay tax at 80%

Why the 1% should pay tax at 80% | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty: The Reagan-Thatcher revolution changed society's beliefs about taxes. If we want economic growth shared fairly, we must rethink
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Thomas Piketty is grabbing headlines with a new, best selling book 'Capital'. Exploring new (and old) economic thought is a great way to extend your studies.

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Essay Competition

The Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize We are delighted to present this year’s competition for A- Level and IB students, with a prize of  £500 for the entry judged best and £250 each for the three runners up. There is also a prize of £500 for the school with the highest number of entrants.
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For those intending to apply for an economics related course at undergraduate level. Entering an essay country adds weight to a university application as well as given the opportunity to practice extended writing in an area of your choice. The cash prizes act as a further incentive!

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Teaching Economics After the Crash - BBC Radio 4

Teaching Economics After the Crash - BBC Radio 4 | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
Aditya Chakrabortty reports on the student fight to reform their economics education.
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For those considering undergraduate study of economics, check out this radio broadcast (there is also a short follow up piece in The Guardian). In addition, take a look at the suggested reading list - good preparation.

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Economic Policy Treats Symptoms, Not Underlying Causes | Zero Hedge

Economic Policy Treats Symptoms, Not Underlying Causes | Zero Hedge | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
The economy we have now is like a mental patient, drugged up with so many antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers that the root of his problems has become undetectable. It sounds Utopian, but economic growth really is a panacea that improves standards of living for everyone in nearly every way. But instead of pursuing economic growth, the government wastes its time with piecemeal patches, trying to plug a hole whose cause remains unabated.
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This is a great blog promoting excellent debate on macro issues. Don't forget to read the comments for some insightful and enlightening responses to the original post.

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mainly macro: Has the Great Recession killed the traditional Phillips Curve?

mainly macro: Has the Great Recession killed the traditional Phillips Curve? | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
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The Phillips Curve comes under scrutiny again. Are we rational or adaptive in our inflation expectations?

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'These issues are beyond left and right' - video

'These issues are beyond left and right' - video | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
French economist Thomas Piketty and Ryan Bourne, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, debate the Frenchman's call for a global tax on high earners to ensure a fairer distribution of wealth.
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Discussion on the merits of an 80% wealth tax. Is wealth inequality a problem?

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TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED: Ideas worth spreading | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading - through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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Download the TED app for your smartphone and watch a talk that captures your interest.

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Essay Competition - Royal Economic Society

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RES Essay Competition

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This Thing For Which We Have No Name | Edge.org

This Thing For Which We Have No Name | Edge.org | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
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Rory Sutherland explores behavioural economics and nudge theory.

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2014 Marshall Society Economics Essay Prize

2014 Marshall Society Economics Essay Prize | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
Tutor2u is delighted to provide details of the 2014 essay prize for students organised by the Marshall Economics Society at Cambridge University. .
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Extension activity for those considering economics at undergraduate level study. If you have not already entered the ASI, IEA or RES competitions, this is your last chance.

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BBC Radio 4 - The Best of Analysis: Economics

BBC Radio 4 - The Best of Analysis: Economics | Oxbridge Economics | Scoop.it
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A series of programmes by BBC Radio 4 exploring different economic ideas.

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