✉️ Reading the Political Calculus newsletter.

It’s election season madness here in the UK, so I’m rapidly ingesting anything and everything on the topic to a, hopefully, only slightly unhealthy degree.

This (free) newsletter - “on the connections between politics and the economy” - is written by Ben Ansell. He’s a political scientist who wrote the book “Why Politics Fails”, which has already made it to my near infinite length “want to read” list, given the state of the country. Well, the world.

The latest edition I read focuses on the perceived generational war that the Conservatives have seemed to be intent to pursue in recent times. Young people have seemingly declared war on the Conservatives in response, at least in terms of voting preferences for the upcoming general election. More on that topic here.