I will be introducing a discussion of behavioural economics at the Institute of Ideas Economy Forum in London this coming Thursday evening. Do come along if you can. The discussion will range far wider than what is normally conceived of as economics. Details can be found HERE.
My latest book review for the Financial Times was published on 2 December. For anyone who sees environmentalism as a radical outlook, its adoption by business must be bewildering. The examples are legion. From the World Wildlife Fund credit card from Bank of America to Conservation International’s partnership with McDonald’s to promote Happy Meals; and […]
This is the text of my review of The Market as God for the Financial Times. It was published on Friday 21 October. Just across the piazza from Milan’s magnificent Gothic cathedral, the Duomo di Milano, stands one of the first shopping malls in the world. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a temple of modern […]
I am delighted to be speaking at the Battle of Ideas weekend at the Barbican Centre in London on 22 and 23 October 2016. On the Saturday I will be speaking on a panel on the super-rich and on the Sunday on the debate about social inequality. I will post more details at a later […]
The following is a blog post I wrote on behavioural economics for the Institute of Economic Affairs website. Anyone who has what might be called an instinct for freedom is likely to baulk at being dictated to by experts. A fundamental liberal principle is that individuals should have the autonomy to make their own decisions […]
Delighted to be talking on two panels at the Think Confererence in London this coming weekend. Do come along if you can.
Spiked has published my review of the new book by Yanis Varoufakis. Yanis Varoufakis is one of those infuriating people who says one thing one minute and contradicts it the next. The former Greek finance minister has savaged the European Union for undermining national sovereignty, but he actively campaigns against Brexit. He has censured the […]
Novo has published a German translation of my spiked article on “beware of greens in progressive clothing”. Die Umweltbewegung hat ein düsteres Menschenbild. Sie bevorzugt die unberührte Natur gegenüber dem menschlichen Leben. Kein Versuch, die Tatsachen zu verdrehen, wird davon ablenken können. Man kann das Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Natur auf zwei grundsätzlich verschiedene Weisen […]
This is my latest comment for IPE magazine. It is a tragedy that a basic truth has been forgotten. The world is going to need huge amounts more energy for everyone to achieve reasonable living standards. Recent World Bank statistics on global poverty make sobering reading. The trend is improving over time, but, in 2012, […]
My review of Jared Poley’s The Devil’s Riches: A modern history of greed was published in the Financial Times on Friday. The text follows below. “Greed is good,” must be one of the most notorious lines in any Hollywood film. It has come to epitomise what are widely seen as the excesses of the super-rich […]
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