7 comments for “The issue in a nutshell

  1. August 21, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    I like maths and so on.

    If you don’t understand basic maths you don’t understand economics.

    In other words, not understanding maths is a basic underpinning of Home-Owner-Ism. It only makes sense if you abandon maths and logic.

    • August 21, 2018 at 9:15 pm


    • Errol
      August 21, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Not understanding maths is the basis of someone wanting to own a home? Is that what you really mean?

  2. opsimath
    August 22, 2018 at 11:07 am

    God help us all. We are finished.

  3. Voice of Reason
    August 22, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    The university that I retired from has just begun phasing out mathematics and physics degrees, ‘in the interest of efficiency’.

    On the bright side, they have just started a program in ESports (promoting professional video gaming).

  4. Stonyground
    August 22, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    If maths and physics degrees become in short supply, won’t that make them more valuable?

    Regarding home owning. The interest that I have paid on the mortgage is huge. However, I have to balance that cost against the alternatives. I could pay nearly as much in rent for the rest of my life. I could live in a shop doorway. I decided to buy a house and now I don’t pay rent or live in a shop doorway. Am I missing something?

  5. Stonyground
    August 22, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    The film was entertaining. I started out thinking that it was attacking a straw man as nobody really thinks like that, not really. After a while I started thinking that it isn’t that far from the truth sadly.

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