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.
There have been several high profile items on happiness in the British media recently. This is probably partly to do with the imminent launch of Action for Happiness (previously to be know as the Movement for Happiness) and partly because of the nonsense idea that 26 January is the unhappiest day of the year (See [...]
The summing up of the 4 October debate on bankers’ bonuses in London is available to watch here. I am the last speaker.
Watch my interview with Reason TV.
I have unexpectedly stumbled across a fascinating BBC programme on the rise of environmentalism, and corresponding decline of scientific optimism, in Britain in the 1960s. When Britain Went Wild, programme three in Series 10 of the BBC Time Shift series, looked at the conservative side of the decade. While the 1960s is usually seen as [...]
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. I should remind readers that the phrase “Ferraris for all” was coined [...]
Sadly what passes for “investigative journalism” nowadays seems to be stories that would please the government. Yesterday at 8pm Britain’s Channel 4 ran a documentary in its Dispatches series called “How the MoD [Ministry of Defence] wastes our billions”. It argued (probably correctly as it happens) that the ministry has spent billions propping up the [...]
The United States of Inequality, Slate, by Timothy Noah. Start of a series looking at different dimensions of the discussion of inequality in America including government, immigration, race, technology and unions. Reinvigorating the Millennium Development Goals, Finance & Development. A special issue of the International Monetary Fund’s publication looking at the (deeply flawed) international targets [...]
This is my Meet the Author video to promote Ferraris For All.
Sheldon Cooper, the anti-social supernerd star of the Big Bang Theory, has a better knowledge of growth sceptic theory than most greens. In the episode of the CBS comedy called Large Hadron Collision he notes that: “There’s an economic concept known as a Positional Good in which an object is only valued by the possessor [...]
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