Archive for July, 2012

This is my latest Perspective column for Fund Strategy magazine. Just because the future never simply repeats the past it does not follow that history is unimportant. On the contrary, looking at historical trends can help glean insights into the present. The standard disclaimer that “past performance is not a guide to future performance” should […]

This is a comment by me on the Guardian’s comment is free website As the tallest building in Europe it dwarfs the others in the capital. Its distinctive style stands at odds with the historical buildings in the city centre. Prominent writers complained about its construction but the city’s inhabitants have generally come to love […]

This is my latest column for Fund Strategy It is striking how little public discussion of Britain’s economic plight focuses on what is generally referred to as the ’supply side’. Mainstream politicians and commentators focus heavily on demand instead: the assumption is that once it picks up the economy will recover. But what if they […]