economics

Oct
19
The industrial re-revolution

The industrial re-revolution

Economists are obsessed with the industrial revolution. And when I say obsessed I mean obsessed. The more economic history you
6 min read
Oct
18
Climate change: why isn't government putting its money where their mouth is?

Climate change: why isn't government putting its money where their mouth is?

Let’s begin with a question. How much would you say governments around the developed world spend on research into
6 min read
Oct
13
Low skill economy? More like wrong skill economy

Low skill economy? More like wrong skill economy

I was chatting to a Dutchman the other day who said if he was choosing anywhere to live in Europe,
3 min read
Oct
12
We need more maps

We need more maps

Were it not for a mapping error, or rather a series of them, Christopher Columbus might never have sailed for
11 min read
Sep
15
Energy and Inflation: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Energy and Inflation: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Sellindge is a village in Kent just off the A20 between Ashford and Folkestone. It is so small - just
7 min read
Jun
05
Why Joe Biden’s tax proposals are a big deal

Why Joe Biden’s tax proposals are a big deal

I’ve just written a column about something which is, or has the potential to be, enormously important: the US
12 min read
Apr
23
Mind the (housing) gap

Mind the (housing) gap

Britain’s housing market has long been more complicated than anyone would like to admit. There is, we are told,
3 min read
Apr
19
Notes, railways and bitcoins

Notes, railways and bitcoins

Is it only a matter of time before central banks nationalise cryptocurrency?I ask the question because if you look
10 min read
Apr
16
Bitcoin, money and the planet

Bitcoin, money and the planet

I want to start with a story about a new, exciting form of money. It is a financial technology which
14 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