Archive for April, 2011

My critique of the notion of “neo-liberalism” is the lead item in the latest spiked view of books.

It is funny to see the Institute for New Economic Thinking (Inet) boasting about Joseph Stiglitz being named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine. Both Inet and Stiglitz keep on whinging about how marginalised they are but Time does not seem to agree (this is the Stiglitz who has a Nobel […]

Today’s Real Clear Markets includes a link to my Fund Strategy cover story on high technology.

My latest Fund Strategy cover story, looking at the high technology sector and innovation, can be read here. There follows an extract from the final section. Apart from the debate about productivity there is another important aspect of the new economy discussion that is often neglected. That is a fundamental shift in the way that […]

My latest comment from Fund Strategy argues the Silicon Valley model is not as good at producing innovation or economic growth as generally assumed. A link to the related cover story will follow in my next post. It is remarkable that the Silicon Valley business model is being so widely emulated when its record of […]

This is my latest comment from Fund Strategy. Earlier this month saw a high-powered conference organised by what must be a contender for the title of most peculiar organisation in the world: The Institute for New Economic Thinking (Inet). Although it often claims to favour a “fundamental shift in economic thinking” it is hard to […]

Ferraris for All is a top five book this week on; the website of one of India’s leading business dailies.

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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 […]

This is my latest comment from Fund Strategy. The eurozone crisis is generally seen as the result of an imbalance between its dynamic core, notably Germany, and the sluggish economies of southern Europe. That is a misleading way of understanding it. According to the current orthodoxy, the German economy is powering ahead while Greece, Ireland, […]

Ulric Spencer has reviewed Ferraris for All in the April 2011 issue of the Business Economist (the journal of Britain’s Society of Business Economists).