This is the video of my debate on “Why isn’t poverty history yet” at the Battle of Ideas festival in London in October (Jonathan Portes, pictured). Thanks to Worldwrite for producing the video and in particular for cutting out the background noise of birds tweeting in the Barbican Centre auditorium.
I feature in this short film by Worldwrite on the debate about inequality.
This video features me debating Mark Williamson, the director of Action for Happiness, on the Worldbytes citizen TV channel. The presenter is Luke Gittos.
My debate at the Battle of Ideas 2010 with Tim Jackson, the author of Prosperity without growth?, is now available to watch on video.
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 [...]
Anyone who has read Ferraris for All will know that Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) was a key inspiration for my book. The radical suffragette was not only fervently pro-prosperity but also opposed to the first world war even during the conflict and against population control. Those who want to see the remarkable spirit of this largely [...]
Worldwrite has a new website. The online citizen TV channel promotes reporting by young volunteers on such topics as civil liberties, democracy, the economy, science and social change. It also provides free film training. Regular readers of this website will know that Worldwrite was one of the key inspirations for my book including providing it [...]
Watch the latest items on the Worldbytes internet television channel including a report on how Mumbai is embracing consumerism, an item challenging sustainable development and a defence of the freedom to film in public.
After a three week break I am getting back into blogging. Once I receive comments from my publisher I also will have to rewrite my book manuscript by the end of the month. So far the links I have found are as follows. If you think I have missed anything particularly important while I have [...]
Perhaps the biggest change in growth scepticism in the three years since I started writing this blog is the more overt character of Malthusianism. Openly expressing fears about overpopulation has become a mainstream preoccupation rather than confined to the fringes. Best-selling authors such as Thomas Friedman and Jeffrey Sachs have no compunction about talking about [...]
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