Mark McGann Blyth is a British political scientist from Scotland and a professor of international political economy at Brown University.
|Austerity is a disaster for everyone but the rich…. It’s crap, but it’s dangerous crap..||Compliments, Insults & Rebukes|
|Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea.||Budgets & Budgeting|
|Because of the British Welfare State …, I was never hungry…. The schools I attended were free and actually acted as ladders of mobility for those randomly given the skills in the genetic lottery of life to climb them.||Welfare|
|Capitalism with airbags—the type of capitalism I am a fan of.||Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Social Sciences ;Capitalism|
|Ideas matter because they can actually alter people’s conception of their own self-interest..||Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising|
|The people who generated great personal wealth in the process of creating this mess [the Great Recession]—bankers and financiers who invented products like mortgage-backed securities and credit default swaps—are now actively eschewing any responsibility for that problem by blaming the state for their mistakes.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest|
|What Mrs. Thatcher did was to take a rather complacent and comfortable set of social institutions and arrangements, stick dynamite under them, detonate them, and not really give a damn about the casualties.||Compliments, Insults & Rebukes|