What I am up to

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17 Apr 2011

Rather than apologising again for my lack of posting I thought it would make more sense to write a note on what I have been doing. After focusing for several years on the theme of growth scepticism – albeit one that incorporates many subjects under its umbrella – I am working on lots of shorter projects. Each of them is likely to lead to at least one article or speech and generally more:

The New Economy Business Model. The American-led move away from innovation by large corporations towards a “startup economy” based on entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business collaboration with universities.

The idea of “neo-liberalism”.

The reality and perception of changing living standards in Britain.

The Middle East. Mainly Israel (high technology sector, problems of national identity, the idea of Israeli “apartheid”, how it is likely to be affected by a regional realignment) and the economics of the region.

Happiness. I would have liked to have written an article on last week’s launch of Action for Happiness and in any event am hoping to give a speech on this subject later in the year.

– The City of London. Its changing role.

I am also interested in the increasing popularity of the greens in Germany. There is even a possibility that Germany will soon have its first green chancellor.

I am likely to have articles published under the first four headings in the next couple of months. The others are more long-term projects.

I may well switch back to focusing on a single theme in the future but I am not yet sure what it will be – there are lots of possibilities. Any suggestions welcome!