The myth of Thatcherism
The idea that Britain’s problems are all the fault of the evil ‘Mrs T’ distorts history, and lets the left and Labour off the hook.
|Wednesday 27 March 2013|
Treating Cyprus as the Eurozone’s lab rat
The Euro elites have bullied Cyprus into becoming an economic experiment, and to hell with what Cypriots want.
|Tuesday 12 March 2013|
3D printing: neither gimmick nor revolution
ESSAY: While additive manufacturing will be a very useful technology, it cannot transform the fortunes of capitalism.
|Wednesday 27 February 2013|
The real downgrade is in economic expectations
Moody’s decision to withdraw the UK’s AAA rating is not a shock or a disaster, but it is a sign of policy failure.
|Tuesday 19 February 2013|
Shale: the ‘IT bubble’ of the 21st century?
ESSAY: In the second part of his essay on the US economy, Phil Mullan says economic recovery will require more than a fracking bonanza.
|Monday 18 February 2013|
Industrial renaissance in the US: miracle or mirage?
ESSAY: In the first part of a two-part essay, Phil Mullan picks apart the hype of America's much-touted manufacturing recovery.
|Friday 1 February 2013|
Are one-in-five Britons really living in poverty?
A new book casts a sceptical eye at today’s poverty claims, and offers some thoughts on how people might be made wealthier.
|Wednesday 30 January 2013|
Inequality did not cause the crisis
ESSAY: Widening inequality in the US should be seen as a symptom rather than cause of today’s economic malaise.
|Thursday 3 January 2013|
A bad cliffhanger
The US 'fiscal cliff' talks were depicted as a tense dash to save America, but in truth all the big questions were left out.
|Monday 10 December 2012|
How we’re all being seduced by the state
Neither George Osborne nor his left-wing critics are willing to face up to the fact that the state is strangling both individual and capitalist initiative.
|Monday 29 October 2012|
The Eurocrats stage a coup d'etat
Europe’s financial crisis is being used to justify the denial of democracy and a permanent state of emergency.
|Thursday 16 August 2012|
Let’s get real about
the Eurozone crisis
After five years of Euro chaos, our leaders are still carrying out firefighting exercises rather than coming up with long-term solutions.
|Thursday 16 August 2012|
Did the free market ruin our railways?
Squeezing the debate about Britain’s railways into the tired free market vs nationalisation script makes no sense.
|Tuesday 31 July 2012|
Is David Gauke a member of UK Uncut?
So-called radical tax campaigns have legitimised attacks on everyone’s desire to sidestep the taxman.
|Tuesday 10 July 2012|
The real Balls-up in the British economy
So what if Ed Balls didn’t directly okay Libor-fiddling at Barclays. He, with others, definitely helped screw up both the economy and society.
|Wednesday 4 July 2012|
They’re all Barclays
Depicting Barclays’ Libor-fiddling staff as uniquely corrupt overlooks what they share in common with the rest of the reckless ruling class.
|Monday 2 July 2012|
Design alone can’t save UK plc
Making products attractive and user-friendly is a smart idea, but it is no substitute for R&D and investment.
|Friday 11 May 2012|
The petty politics of the
ESSAY: Don’t be fooled by their egalitarian rhetoric - today’s equality campaigners simply dislike both the super-rich and ‘trailer trash’.
|Wednesday 18 April 2012|
Inequality: a middle-class obsession
ESSAY: Unlike past warriors for equality, today’s campaigners simply dislike both the super-rich and ‘trailer trash’.
|Tuesday 10 April 2012|
This isn’t politics, it’s accountancy
The obsession with how much tax politicians pay confirms that the cult of transparency is destroying political debate.