What is wrong with the 80s?Truss does seem more of a Thatcher wannabe than Sunak. Given that you’re reliving the 70’s with double digit inflation and a major recession coming up, that probably fits the theme. Just add some flared trousers and excess hair and call it a day!
That wasn’t a thing in finance at the time. If memory serves me right, the ratio of open assistant professor positions to graduating PhDs in the US was roughly 5:1, so you might as well get a proper academic job.No postdocs? It's even better.I enjoyed the 80’s. Of course, I basically spent that entire decade as a student, and I liked being a student.