Posts Tagged ‘technology

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.

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.

The last thing I expected to be thinking about after a long and boozy Christmas lunch was economics. However, my first ride in an Uber taxi set me thinking. For those who have not used Uber, which operates in over 50 countries, it is service that allows users to order taxis using their mobile phone. […]

A reminder that Daniel will be introducing a discussion of America’s new technocratic elite at the Institute of Ideas Economy Forum in London tomorrow evening.

Until I spoke on a panel on technology at a recent event in London I did not appreciate the passions evoked by Bitcoin. For many libertarians Bitcoin, along with other digital currencies, provides a way to exercise freedom by allowing users to circumvent the bureaucratic power of governments and central banks. It does this by […]

My review of Tyler Cowen’s Average Is Over: Powering America beyond the age of the Great Stagnation (Dutton) was published on the spiked review of books on Friday. Suppose you go on a date and are faced with that perennially tricky question: does the other person fancy me? The answer is not always easy to […]

I am delighted to be speaking on the opening keynote panel at the Liberty League Freedom Forum in London next weekend. Tickets are available here.

This is my cover story from last week’s Fund Strategy magazine. Note that, since I quote many people, not all opinions included in this article are mine. In his March 2011 budget speech the chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, put forward a vivid vision of how the British economy could return to growth. The […]

This is a box attached to my cover story from this week’s Fund Strategy magazine. The debate about robots, particularly their purported negative effects, has close parallels with discussions of the end of work. In itself the reduction in working hours or the elimination of work entirely can be seen as either welcome or as […]