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1 November 2011

Athens report on RCM

My report on Greek austerity for Fund Strategy magazine is on the Real Clear Markets portal today.

31 October 2011

Seven billion people like you

I had a blog post published by the Independent today.

11 October 2011

Sieben Milliarden Gründe zum Feiern

Novo, a German magazine, has published an article by me arguing that achieving a global population of seven billion is a reason to celebrate.

29 September 2011

Book review: Greenback planet

This is my latest book review in the Financial Times.

7 September 2011

Eurozone debate on Russia Today

Today I debated the prospects for the eurozone on the CrossTalk programme on the Russia Today TV channel.

31 August 2011

Ferraris für alle!

Novo Argumente has published one of my articles in German.

29 June 2011

Discussing IMF on Russia Today

Today I appeared on the Russia Today TV channel to discuss the significance of the appointment of Christine Lagarde as the new heard of the International Monetary Fund.

24 June 2011

Book review in today’s FT

My review of William Holstein’s The Next American Economy has appeared in the FT Wealth section of today’s Financial Times (free registration may be required to view).

6 June 2011

Middle East Clarity

A link to my Arab spring cover story in Fund Strategy has appeared on the Middle East Clarity website. The new site is a valuable portal for anyone trying to follow political developments across the region.

4 June 2011

Shanghai Daily attacks Ferraris

Criticism of FFA from an unexpected source: an opinion column on the book in Shanghai Daily.

31 May 2011

Canadian radio debate on IMF

Today I appeared on CBC’s The Current to discuss the future of the International Monetary Fund (see second post of 29 May). You can listen to the recording here..

30 May 2011

Russia Today TV debate on the IMF

My CrossTalk debate the future of the International Monetary Fund on the Russia Today television channel. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post it was beset with technical problems.

30 May 2011

IMF blog post on RCM

My blog post on “five reasons why the IMF should be scrapped” (see yesterday’s post) is on the RealClearMarkets site.

29 May 2011

Embroiled in IMF debate

After writing two brief articles calling for the abolition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) I have found myself embroiled in a global debate on the subject. I am due to appear on the Russia Today television channel and CBC radio’s The Current.

29 May 2011

International media coverage

Three recent mentions I have not mentioned on this blog so far: A Swedish translation of my recent spiked review on neo-liberalism appeared in Voltaire magazine (h/t Nathalie Rothschild); an article (partial link only) by me on the theme of “Growth is good” appeared in the June 2011 of the American edition of Ode magazine and  Ferraris for All was mentioned in the 6 May issue of Bilanz, a Swiss business magazine (no direct internet link).

4 May 2011

Spiked review on A&L Daily

My latest spiked review on the myth of neo-liberalism is listed on Arts & Letters today.

2 May 2011

Ferraris in WirtschaftsBlatt

WirtschaftsBlatt, Austria’s only business daily, has named Ferraris for All as one of its top 10 English language books.

26 April 2011

Cover on Real Clear Markets

Today’s Real Clear Markets includes a link to my Fund Strategy cover story on high technology.

18 April 2011

Ferraris on Indian business site

Ferraris for All is a top five book this week on livemint.com; the website of one of India’s leading business dailies.

5 April 2011

Ferraris in the Business Economist

Ulric Spencer has reviewed Ferraris for All in the April 2011 issue of the Business Economist (the journal of Britain’s Society of Business Economists).

29 March 2011

Griftopia book review in FT

The Financial Times published my review of Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia last Friday. Free registration may be required to view the link.

29 March 2011

GetAbstract summary of Ferraris

GetAbstract has produced a five page summary of Ferraris for All. The company produces summaries of thousands of business books and makes them available on numerous platforms.

15 March 2011

Tyler Cowen recommends Ferraris

I was particularly pleased to see that Tyler Cowen, one of America’s best-known economists, has recommended Ferraris for All on his Marginal Revolution blog. His recent e-book, The Great Stagnation, has stirred up a lot of debate among economists and sounds really interesting – unfortunately I do not have a kindle so I cannot get access to it.

3 March 2011

Ferraris article in The American

The American, a publication of the American Enterprise Institute,  has run a piece by me on growth scepticism. I had almost lost hope that it would ever be published as I submitted it back in July (see yesterday’s Nuclear Street interview for a cryptic reference to this delay). There is also a link to it on today’s Real Clear Markets.

2 March 2011

Interview with Nuclear Street

Randy Brich has interviewed me for Nuclear Street; a portal for professionals in the American nuclear industry.

17 February 2011

Closing statements in elite debate

The closing statements in the Economist debate on the global elite are now up. My side of the motion has easily won the popular vote but for peculiar reasons. As the moderator concludes in his summing up: “we have a curious situation where the bulk of people expressing their views in the comments section seem to disagree strongly with the arguments made by the person whose side most seem to be voting for”. In other words my contributions criticise the elite for holding back progress while most participants have attacked it for promoting economic advance.

11 February 2011

Economist rebuttal statement up

My rebuttal statement is up in the Economist debate on the global elite. This weekend I will be sifting through the comments and writing my closing statement.

8 February 2011

Me leading Economist debate

I am opposing the motion that “the global elite serves the masses” in an Economist online debate. Please feel free to participate here.

4 February 2011

Ferraris have gone nuclear

Randy Brich has reviewed Ferraris For All on Nuclear Street. The American site describes itself as: “the leading information provider on companies, plants, jobs, personnel and news in the nuclear power industry”.

26 January 2011

Israel and Palestine: more divided

than ever

My latest article for spiked is on the transformation of the Israel-Palestine conflict over the past two decades.

20 December 2010

A freaky film review for spiked

My latest article for spiked is a review of the new Freakonomics documentary.

15 December 2010

A Ferrari reviews Ferraris

Ferraris for All is reviewed by – and I am not making this up – Dr Ed Ferrari in People, Place and Policy Online. Evidently he is a lecturer in town and regional planning at Sheffield Hallam University.

1 December 2010

On BBC World Service

Radio listeners outside Britain can now listen to the BBC World Service version of Peter Day’s “Growing Pains” programme featuring me as the voice of growth.

1 December 2010

Reason magazine interview online

My interview with Katherine Mangu-Ward in the December issue of Reason, an American libertarian magazine, is now available online.

26 November 2010

Kaletsky review on spiked

The latest spiked Review of Books includes an extended version of my review of Anatole Kaletsky’s Capitalism 4.0.

26 November 2010

Bouwen en bloeien

Om onze problemen op het gebied van maatschappij en milieu op te lossen, moeten we de economische groei niet afremmen, maar juist versnellen. Een pleidooi tegen soberheid.

My article on the benefits of growth for the Dutch edition of Ode magazine is now available online.

22 November 2010

Interviewed for Irish website

I was interviewed for Newswhip.ie, an Irish news website, by Jason Walsh. Although we did not specifically talk about the Irish economy the recent crisis obviously provided the backdrop to the discussion.

20 November 2010

International coverage of Ferraris

More coverage of Ferraris for All outside Britain.  I will have an article (in Dutch) arguing the case for economic progress in the December edition of Ode magazine in the Netherlands. It is part of a cover package that includes a piece by Marco Visscher, Ode’s managing editor, on the need for high expectations in relation to development.
Over in America the December issue of Reason magazine includes an interview with me by Katherine Mangu-Ward, one of its senior editors. The magazine is available now although at some point the content should be on the Reason site.

10 November 2010

Top green slates Ferraris

Jonathon Porritt, one of Britain’s leading greens, has reviewed Ferraris for All on the Forum for the Future website. I will resist the temptation to comment except to say the video of our 19 October debate in Newcastle should be available soon.

9 November 2010

Comment on RCM

Today’s Real Clear Markets has included a link to my latest Fund Strategy comment on quantitative easing.

21 October 2010

Article in Westlaw News

Westlaw News & Insight, an American legal news service from Thomson Reuters, has publised an article by me on “A ‘new normal’ after Lehman” (link discontinued).

21 October 2010

Reject limits culture to beat austerity

It is not possible to make a convincing case against austerity without countering the pervasive cultural aversion to prosperity. Read my latest spiked article here.

20 October 2010

Prosperity article in Independent

The Independent has published an article by me on Prosperity without growth: a contradiction in terms? on its website.

11 October 2010

Interview on Reason.tv

Watch my interview with Nick Gillespie here.

9 October 2010

Appearance on Worldbytes TV

A panel discussion of Ferraris for All, with me fielding questions from Worldwrite volunteers, has just appeared on the Worldbytes website. It is part of the citizen tv channels’ Don’t Shout at the Telly series in which experts are grilled on different subjects.

7 October 2010

Ferraris reviewed in India

I am delighted that GQ India has reviewed Ferraris for All on its website. Given the book’s cover image, as well as the size and importance of the Indian market, it would have been a great pity if it received no coverage in the sub-continent.

30 September 2010

Ferraris reviewed in FT

Charles Dumas, the chairman of Lombard Street Research, has reviewed Ferraris for All for the Financial Times website. It should be in the newspaper tomorrow.

26 September 2010

Ferraris in Irish poetry

I am always happy when Ferraris for All gets publicity but I was surprised to find it mentioned in an article on Irish poetry. Read David Bowden’s spiked review of Seamus Heaney’s Human Chain here.

20 September 2010

Williams on Ferraris book

Austin Williams, the director of the Future Cities Project and a fellow spiked contributor, has mentioned Ferraris for All in an article for the Bristol Festival of Ideas website.

17 September 2010

Three articles this week

I am still in America so I have limited internet access. However, I have had three articles published over the past few days.
On Monday my comment in Fund Strategy discussed the myth of a demographic “time bomb.
On Wednesday I had a piece on the Guardian’s comment is free site on the comment by Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, on the causes of the financial crisis two years ago and the subsequent economic downturn.
Yesterday I had a blog post on SquareMile on why Ferraris stir such emotions.

31 August 2010

RCM picks up cover story

Real Clear Markets has picked up my latest Fund Strategy cover story on whether the world economy entered a new era with the financial crisis of 2008.

27 August 2010

My Stiglitz critique on Sloman Economics

The Sloman Economics news site has included a link to my critique of Joseph Stiglitz’s “new economic paradigm” on its latest post.

23 August 2010

Fund Strategy reviews Ferraris

Andrew Milligan, the head of global strategy at Standard Life Investments, has reviewed Ferraris for All for Fund Strategy, the magazine I edit..

18 August 2010

A critique of new economics

A critique of the new economics – or more accurately “new” economics – for the Economic Policy Centre in London.

4 August 2010

BBC Thinking Allowed appearance

Appearance on BBC Radio 4′s Thinking Allowed programme. It is the second half of the recording.

3 August 2010

RCM link to China comment

Real Clear Markets included a link to my Fund Strategy comment on the western media’s perverse support for strikes by Chinese workers.

28 July 2010

Review on Culture Wars

Angus Kennedy has reviewed Ferraris for All for the Culture Wars website.

26 July 2010

Article in the Australian

Article in the Australian on the frequent use of the term “sustainability” in the country’s election debate.

24 July 2010

New comment on Guardian site

The Guardian has published another comment by me on its comment is free site. It argues the British economy needs more growth and infrastructure and less regulation and banker bashing.

21 July 2010

Matt Ridley reviews Ferraris

Matt Ridley, the Rational Optimist, has called Ferraris for Allan important and original book” on his blog. He also says it is a “great read”.

18 July 2010

Ferraris reviewed in Sunday Times

Bryan Appleyard reviewed Ferraris for All in the Sunday Times (London). It is available to view on Appleyard’s website.

16 July 2010

Article on Guardian’s comment is free

I had an article on the gaping gap in contemporary economics on the Guardian’s comment is free website.

14 July 2010

Blog post on Policy Press site

I wrote a blog post for the Policy Press website criticising the announcement of the Royal Society’s new study into the effects of human population growth.

12 July 2010

Review by Mortgage Strategy

Mortgage Strategy reviewed the book.

11 July 2010

Article in Italian business daily

The book was discussed in an article (in Italian) in the Sunday cultural section of Il Sole 24 Ore. A translation is available here.

10 July 2010

Quoted in Big Issue

Brendan O’Neill, the editor of spiked, quoted me (in my Fund Strategy capacity) in an article for Big Issue Scotland opposing public spending cuts.

7 July 2010

On CNBC Squawk Box

I was on CNBC Europe’s Squawk Box programme talking about Ferraris for All.

6 July 2010

Review link on Real Clear Markets

Today’s Real Clear Markets, an American financial and economics portal, included a link to the spiked review of Ferraris for All. The link read: “why Daniel Ben-Ami’s Ferraris for All is correct”.

1 July 2010

Blog posts on book

Ferraris for All is picking up some excellent early coverage on blogs and other websites. Highlights include an appearance, along with Sean Collins’ spiked review, on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish blog.

29 June 2010

Ferraris review on Arts & Letters

Sean Collins’ review of Ferraris for All on spiked made it on to the new books section of the Arts & Letters website today.

28 June 2010

Web broadcast on Ode Show

I was on The Ode Show, an online audio broadcast on Healthylife.net. It is still available to hear on the archive.The programme is associated with Ode magazine which describes itself as “the online community for intelligent optimists”.

26 June 2010

Diane Coyle blog post on book

Diane Coyle, one of Britain’s best economics writers, has done a post on Ferraris For All on her Enlightened Economist blog.

25 June 2010

Spiked reviews Ferraris For All

The first review of Ferraris For All is by Sean Collins on spiked.

23 June 2010

Growth is the alternative to austerity

My latest spiked article rejects the British government’s view that austerity is unavoidable.

23 June 2010

Eurozone cover on RCM

My Fund Strategy cover story on the eurozone is on realclearmarkets today.

8 June 2010

CFR picks up eurozone comment

My latest Fund Strategy comment on the eurozone was picked up by the Daily News Brief from the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC.

7 June 2010

Eurozone comment on RCM

This week’s Fund Strategy comment on the split in the eurozone was on Real Clear Markets today.

28 May 2010

The pseudo-radical war on economic growth

Spiked has published my review of the Sarkozy report on the measurement of economic progress.

10 May 2010

Ladas For All – NOT

Ferraris For All was mentioned today in an article by Brendan O’Neill on the BBC website. I was quoted arguing against the idea that the new Lada should be celebrated as a fitting car for “austerity Britain”.

10 May 2010

Election comment on RCM

My special election comment from Fund Strategy was on Real Clear Markets today.

8 May 2010

Quoted on Balkans.com

Balkans.com Business News has quoted my recent spiked article on the eurozone in an article that was published in English,  Greek and Serbian.

7 May 2010

Es Gibt Kein Wohlstand-Paradoxon

Die Versuche, das Streben nach Wohlstand durch Maßnahmen zu ersetzen, um Menschen glücklicher zu machen, tragen therapeutische und autoritäre Züge.

The latest issue of Novo magazine includes an article by me arguing against the notion of a paradox of prosperity. An earlier version of the article appeared in spiked in February 2007 and was also reprinted in Prosperity Index, an Indian publication edited by Asha B Joshi.

6 May 2010

Greece and the blame game

Spiked has published an article by me on the Greek financial crisis and the possible break up of the eurozone.

4 May 2010

Comment on Real Clear Markets

Today’s Real Clear Markets includes a link to my Fund Strategy article on the Greek financial crisis.

9 April 2010

Comment on Real Clear Markets

Real Clear Markets included a link to my Fund Strategy comment on American anxieties fueling the row over the renminbi.

22 March 2010

British election debate

spiked has published an article by me on the debate about British economic policy in the run-up to the British election. It aims to show how growth scepticism has damaging consequences for ordinary people. In this case it means that the British elite can only see austerity as a solution to Britain’s economic problems rather than devising a strategy for long term growth.

10 March 2010

Ferrarit mindenkinek

For those of you who missed it, an interview with me on Ferraris For All was broadcast on Hungarian public radio on Monday. It is available to listen to on the internet but it is in Hungarian.

5 March 2010

Top UN panel savages me on green economy

Most people find watching themselves on video odd but this item from BBC World television (only broadcast outside Britain) is truly weird. It holds me up as a critic of the “green economy” (which is fine) only to have me knocked down by a top panel at a United Nations conference in Indonesia including a Nobel peace prize winner, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme, the Indonesian trade minister and the Norwegian environment minister. Sadly I was filmed in London rather than Bali and I had no chance to reply to the critics.

1 March 2010

New testimonial for book

David Smith, the economics editor of the Sunday Times (London), has agreed to give a testimonial to my new book:

“The global financial crisis has produced a fresh outpouring of growth scepticism; the idea that we would all be better off in a world without economic growth. Daniel Ben-Ami has provided a timely and thought-provoking reminder of why we need growth and the benefits that it brings.”


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