This is my account of yesterday’s debate on the Four Horsemen documentary. An earlier version appeared as a blog post on the Fundweb web site. Last night I participated in a debate that reminded me of one of the main misconceptions in contemporary economics: that free market thinking is influential. The occasion was a debate […]
This is the video of a debate I took part in last night at the Frontline Club last night (see 24 May post). I will be writing more about it shortly.
This is my latest column for Fund Strategy It was so strange I had to pinch myself to check if I was having a bizarre nightmare. There was Michael Sandel, philosopher and celebrity academic, denouncing traded life policies – or what he called “death bonds” – on a BBC television programme. To make the package […]
“The key question hanging over the West now is ‘how do you allocate pain?’”. These were the words of Gillian Tett, the US managing editor of the Financial Times and ubiquitous media presence, in last night’s BBC2 Newsnight programme (six days left to view). As a description of the current mindset of the western elites […]
Today I appeared on the Russia Today TV channel to discuss the significance of the appointment of Christine Lagarde as the new heard of the International Monetary Fund.
This is my latest comment from Fund Strategy. One of the most peculiar aspects of contemporary political debate is the widespread insistence that free market ideas are dominant. Whether or not an economy based on such policies would be desirable it is a poor description of what actually exists. I was reminded about this prejudice […]
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.
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