Archive for November, 2011

This is my latest Perspective column for Fund Strategy. The financial transaction tax (FTT) is an old idea suddenly being debated with new venom. For a long time it was simply a theoretical proposal that might be implemented at some distant point in the future. In the past two months it has become the focus […]

Supporters of the eurozone project generally prefer to sidestep any discussion of the intrinsic weaknesses of the monetary bloc. The European Commission (EC) proposal for eurobonds amounts to embodying this evasion of hard arguments into a new form of debt. In principle the idea of eurobonds is simple. National debt issuance should be replaced by […]

Voltaire, a Swedish magazine, has published a translation of my recent spiked review of Charles Kenny’s Getting Better.

This is my latest Perspective column for Fund Strategy. One of the most peculiar features of the world’s economic plight from an Anglo-American perspective is the behaviour of Germany. British and American commentators are frequently bemused by Germany’s reluctance to bail out Greece or to let the European Central Bank (ECB) become a lender of […]

Jason Walsh has quoted me in an article on the eurozone crisis in the Christian Science Monitor.

I have an article in the Guardian’s “big ideas” series on EF Schumacher’s notion of “small is beautiful”.

My article on “creative destruction” for Fund Strategy magazine is on the  Real Clear Markets portal today.

This is my latest Perspective column for Fund Strategy. One of the unexpected side effects of the economic crisis is to turn prominent dead economists into rap stars. A video featuring a rap battle between John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) versus Friedrich August Hayek (1899-1992) has received over 2.8m hits while the sequel has garnered 1.3m. […]

Middle East Clarity, a valuable portal for anyone trying to follow political developments across the region, has today included a link to my latest Fund Strategy article on the Arab spring.

This is my latest book review for spiked One of the most pervasive of contemporary myths is that the lot of humanity is worsening over the long term. Despite the mass of evidence to the contrary, it is still widely held that the world is becoming poorer, more miserable and facing environmental catastrophe. Simply for […]