covid19

Sep
13
Everything is always more complicated than you think, COVID edition

Everything is always more complicated than you think, COVID edition

One of the big economic and social stories of the past year is that for the first time since WWII
7 min read
Apr
20
Is this worst pandemic in British history?

Is this worst pandemic in British history?

The short answer is no. In terms of the numbers of people dying, this is not yet Britain’s worst
5 min read
Apr
12
Why is Britain's COVID-19 economic response not hitting the spot?

Why is Britain's COVID-19 economic response not hitting the spot?

Earlier this morning Business Secretary Alok Sharma was grilled by Sophy Ridge about how many loans the Government’s new
3 min read
Apr
12
Coronavirus charts - your questions answered

Coronavirus charts - your questions answered

Each day I’ve been updating a chart showing the UK’s trajectory through COVID-19. Since each time I do
7 min read
Apr
11
Bretton Woods: could we do it all over again today?

Bretton Woods: could we do it all over again today?

A few years ago I wrote a book about the Bretton Woods conference of 1944. The conference was one of
4 min read