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David Hugh-Jones
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New paper
My paper with Carlo Perroni has just been accepted in JEBO . There's an ungated version at my website . Here on my blog I can step back and explain it more informally. And I can be more controversial than in the paper itself, since I have no reviewers to pl...

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More fun with ngrams
So, Foucault claimed that the Victorians weren't repressed about sex – they just talked about it in different registers. What does the data say? Here's the number of times the word "sex" was used, 1800-2000: And here is the number of times the word "fuck" w...

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Burning karma on HEA
Email exchange I've just initiated... 😀 Hi XXX, I will not be applying for an HEA fellowship. I am sorry to say that everything I have heard about HEA qualifications leads me to think that they are a wholesale waste of time, foisted on us by government man...

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Is populism dumb? A follow up
My article on populism has just been republished on the UEA economics blog .
This follow-up is inspired by Sascha Becker and Thiemo Fetzer’s interesting paper on UKIP support . Their strategy is to look at places in the UK that
received migration from Easte...

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Thoughts on Trump: policy, geopolitics, ideology
These are short, sketchy and incomplete. I had to write some ideas down. Time will tell how far they are right. Policy: The media – which, yes, leans Democrat – focused on Trump's
personality, which was indeed a massive minus. However,
Trump won because o...

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Some Adorno quotes
Not wishing to add to the general alarm, but does any of this ring a bell? The agitators spend a large part of their time in speaking either about themselves or about their audiences.They present themselves as lone wolves, as healthy, sound American citizen...
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