Daniel In The News

I will be doing a talk on “Who Runs the UK?” on the evening of Tuesday 26 September in London. More details to follow before too long.

This review appeared in the Financial Times on 23 June. It is all too easy for individuals to think that assumptions prevalent in their own country are universal. Take, for instance, the thorny question of politeness. What is considered reasonable behaviour in one country can be seen as outrageously rude in another. Just look at […]

Following the publication of my spiked article on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War I appeared on a spiked podcast on 16 June to discuss the question further. You can listen here  (it is the final item).

This is the text of my article that was published on spiked on 13 June. Fifty years ago this week, the Arab world was suffering from severe trauma. In early June 1967, the tiny state of Israel had militarily crushed the surrounding armies of Egypt, Jordan and Syria in just six days of war. That […]

Spiked has published an essay by me on The Truth About Hatred of Israel. I will upload the full text at a later date.

My latest book review was published in the Spiked Review yesterday. From the title onwards, Utopia for Realists is an exercise in sophistry. Despite the ample use of revolutionary rhetoric, the consequence of its proposals would be a hyper-austerity that would make the most hawkish free marketeer blush. Let’s start with the book’s outsized claims. […]

This is the full text of my book review that was in the Financial Times last Friday. At first sight it is hard to see how anyone could object. Many of the world’s richest people are devoting vast sums towards helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. In some cases, the causes […]

On Friday the Financial Times published my review of David Callahan’s The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. I will upload the text in the next few days but in the meantime it is available to read here (you may need to register to gain access).

The ÖkonomenBlog, a project of the Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft (INSM – Initiative for a New Social Market Economy) has reproduced my recent article on behavioural economics. It was first published in English on spiked then translated into German by Novo magazine.

Yesterday the Financial Times published my review of JC Sharman’s The Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management. Ever thought who the fellow customers of your bank might be? No doubt the vast majority are decent, hard-working people but could they include foreign leaders who have embezzled many millions from their impoverished countries? Nowadays it is unlikely […]