Daniel In The News

On 26 March the Academy of Ideas (formerly the Institute of Ideas) distributed a podcast version of last year’s Battle of Ideas debate on “Silicon Valley from Heroes to Zeroes” in which I was panellist. The session explored the backlash against Silicon Valley in the policy and public debates. A lot has happened in this […]

Yesterday the Financial Times published my latest book review. There is one battle that even the wealthiest person is bound to lose. Even the most advanced medical technology can only postpone, rather than overcome, the inevitability of death. Some argue that, before long, regenerative medicine will transcend this reality but, for the time being at […]

On 2 February my latest review was published on the Spiked Review of Books. Debating individuals who have a completely different mental picture of the world presents a fundamental challenge. That is, they differ not just in their political convictions or values, but even in terms of how they describe reality. There seems to be […]

I will be introducing a discussion on the backlash against Silicon Valley at the Academy of Ideas Economy Forum in London on the evening of Tuesday 13 February. More details can be found here. NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE.

My latest spiked article, published on 14 December, argues that it is not only Donald Trump who is grandstanding about Jerusalem. It was guaranteed to send self-righteous politicos into an uncontrollable rage. The man they hate above all others, Donald Trump, recognising Jerusalem as the capital of the country they loathe most of all: Israel. […]

On Friday 1 December the Financial Times published my review of Noam Cohen’s The Know It Alls. I have pasted it below including some sentences that were cut (in bold). The Know-It-Alls does not quite accuse the most famous entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley of devouring human flesh but its claims are not that far off. […]

Moneyweek has quoted my Financial Times book review published in March.

I was recently on Newshour Extra on the BBC World Service discussing ‘Do we need economic growth?‘

My Financial Times review of William Domhoff’s Studying the Power Elite looks at the historical discussion of political power in America. Should wealthy individuals have a greater say in the running of modern democratic societies than other citizens? The official answer nowadays is, arguably, no. In the early days of the US, however, voting was […]

Here belatedly is the full text of my article published in German in Novo on 2 October. It is in turn a translation of an article from spiked. Ein neues Buch präsentiert das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen als utopische Vision. In Wahrheit hätte es die Verarmung der Bevölkerung zur Folge. Das Buch „Utopie für Realisten“ von Rutger […]