Tag Archives: economics

Fair and Sustainable Public Sector Pensions

Ahead of the planned strikes on Wednesday I thought I’d post a few thoughts on public sector pensions. I think of myself as being one of the few people that aren’t firmly on one side of the argument on this. I’m a taxpayer on one hand but defender of defined benefit pensions on the other. […]

Mark-to-Market, 24th November mallowstreet.com debate

A fantastic debate was held last night with the motion: “This house believes that mark-to-market accounting is inappropriate for pension liabilities and should be abolished.” My piece from the debate is reproduced below: “I was sitting in Subway at the weekend thinking about what I might say today, staring at my “foot long” sandwich – […]