Posts Tagged ‘economics

I am delighted to be speaking at two sessions at this year’s Battle of Ideas festival in London on the weekend of 13-14 October. At 10am on Sunday 14th I will be talking about big business in the developing world. Then at 12 noon there will be session on 10 years after the financial crisis. […]

This is the full text of my review essay published on spiked on 13 September.  The bankruptcy a decade ago of Lehman Brothers, a Wall Street investment bank, is widely seen as turning point in early 21st-century history. Many view it as a trigger for the global financial crisis, which in turn precipitated the worst […]

Spiked has published my review of Adam Tooze’s Crashed, already widely hailed as the definitive work on the global financial crisis. I will upload the full text at a later date.    

I was on the Claire Fox show last Friday (30 March) discussing the economics of Brexit. My item is about two hours in.

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

A reminder that I will be debating “Silicon Valley: from heroes to zeroes” at the Battle of Ideas in London next weekend. Do come along to the whole event.

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. […]

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.

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 […]