Wednesday February 26, 2020

The importance of 'good news hygiene'

BBC economist and Newsnight presenter Evan Davis is urging people to read only reputable news sources, and to include a few that might hold different views from your own

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

5th August, 2018
Evan Davis: ‘People are so sure of their truths that they really don’t think there’s any reason to have an argument about it’

The financial crisis came — in what may seem an understatement — as a shock to the world.

It devastated banks and financial institutions, which wobbled markets and national economies, which in turn squashed workers and families with mortgages and debts, and it triggered a deeply entrenched recession that tens of trillions of dollars, euro, pounds and yen of central bank money has yet to even nudge in a meaningful way.

And it has left...

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