Why economic warnings may no longer be enough to stop Scottish independence

Like their Brexit-voting compatriots, Scots are recognising that there may indeed be more to life and politics than money. 

Does money matter in politics any more? It does, of course, hugely — but perhaps not in quite the same ways or with the same potency that it once did.

In the era of Brexit and the financial crisis, of boastful buses and big bank bailouts, we have become accustomed to astronomical sums being invented, owed, borrowed and spent; numbers so large they cease to have any tangible meaning. We have lost some faith in economic forecasting, too — for years now, expert projections have...
source: New Statesman

2019-08-23 14:50
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