Posts Tagged ‘ethics

This second box from my recent Fund Strategy cover story on responsible capitalism shows outlines the free market opposition to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The point is not to endorse this outlook but to contrast it with what has become the mainstream view. The free market view of capitalism involves the explicit rejection of what […]

This box from my recent Fund Strategy cover story on responsible capitalism shows that business is anxious to regulate itself. It is not a straightforward matter of regulation being imposed by an interventionist state. Strict rules on corporate governance have been institutionalised in Britain through a succession of business-backed reports. This is a selection of […]

This is the main text of my Fund Strategy cover story published on Monday. I have restored the original introductory paragraph that for some reason was edited out of the published version. I will post the boxes that go along with the article over the next few days. An unprecedented hostility to business has recently […]

I have written this week’s Fund Strategy cover story on the debate about “responsible capitalism” in Britain. You can reading it by clicking on the link here and I will also paste the text onto this website over the next few days.

This is my Perspective column for this week’s issue of Fund Strategy. The most interesting aspect of George Osborne’s budget speech, perhaps the only one, was his claim that “it unashamedly backs business”. Given that the Conservative party is the traditional party of British business it might be assumed that this should go without saying. […]

I will be speaking at an Oxford Salon event on Good capitalism versus bad capitalism? at 7pm on Thursday 12 April. The venue is the “Living Room” at the Oxford Hub.

Forget fairness

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30 Jan 2012

This is my latest Perspective column for Fund Strategy. “That’s so unfair”. The familiar shriek of teenagers when exasperated by their parents. Politicians also seem to have taken it up with fervour when discussing contemporary capitalism. Earlier this month the leaders of both Britain’s main political parties were at it. David Cameron, the prime minister, […]

This is my latest comment from Fund Strategy. The significance of Germany’s decision to relinquish nuclear power is being grossly underestimated. It is astonishing that Europe’s largest economy is voluntarily giving up an important source of energy. Even worse, it is a striking example of the culture of risk aversion that has gripped the western […]

Limits to environmentalism 3 and Limits to environmentalism 4, Politicalclimate blog, by Matthew Lockwood. After a gap of over a year Matthew Lockwood, an associate director at the Institute for Public Policy Research, has written two more parts to his critique of Tim Jackson’s Prosperity Without Growth. For links to parts one and two see […]

Some helpful advice to those at the Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy (Casse) who have just published a report called Enough is Enough: Ideas for a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources. Why go to all the effort of organising a conference in Leeds and publishing a 132 page […]