Posts Tagged ‘inequality

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. […]

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 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 […]

A reminder that I’ll be talking on “Who really runs the UK?” in Shoreditch this coming Tuesday evening. Hope you can come along.

I will be speaking on Silicon Valley from Heroes to Zeroes on the second day of the weekend Battle of Ideas festival in London on  28-29 October. Come along to the whole event if you can.

My review of James Montague’s The Billionaires Club: The unstoppable rise of football’s super-rich owners was published by the Financial Times last Friday (1 September). In The Wire, the acclaimed US television crime drama, Detective Lester Freamon says: “You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money […]

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 […]

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. […]