- RT @johnb78: It's not a "paradox" that coal is booming in Germany - it is a direct consequence of ignorant anti-nuclear scumbags http://t.c… 20 minutes ago
- RT @LSEEuroppblog: EU economic governance is blurring the boundaries between EU competences and domestic sovereignty bit.ly/1nlKKcv 21 minutes ago
- RT @Oleuanna: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ http://t.co/Gq97V9guI1 23 minutes ago
- @jdportes Given the age of their readers, it's odd that they are complaining about paying tax to fund pensions. 2 hours ago
- RT @Gilesyb: The fast rise in low paid self employment is surely a sign of significant economic slack economist.com/news/finance-a… 10 hours ago
- RT @EconBizFin: What explains the surge in self-employment? econ.st/1hLXrH5 10 hours ago
- @lordbonkers Leicestershire seems to have a lot of gated roads. Haven't seen as many anywhere else. 10 hours ago
- RT @lordbonkers: Liberal England: A Leicestershire signpost bit.ly/1ld0WtW http://t.co/lhcHn8rwkt 10 hours ago
- RT @Paul0Evans1: Just did something 'unreconstructed'. Sat in the bath drinking a bottle of Mild. #win wiped out tho cos I bought the Mild … 11 hours ago
- RT @FlipChartCat: How the hell does stuff like this go on for so long? justgiving.com/The-Loft-Cats-… 11 hours ago
- @prateekbuch Thanks. I blogged on this at the time. flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/dem… @BBCMarkEaston @PaulBurstow 12 hours ago
- RT @JoannaUK: How Two Sets Of Undercover Journalists Accidentally Ended Up Investigating Each Other buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/ho… < Amazing 13 hours ago
- Comparative recovery
- The social media pillory
- More freelancers than public employees: Is that really a Good Thing?
- Waiting in vain for the rebound
- Is the state shrinking?
- The working poor and the welfare cap
- Public finances: The picture is largely unchanged
- Is wealth inequality just getting back to normal?
- Bob Crow
- What happens when the pensions run out?
- Work in 2030: Even more precarious than it is now
- The 4G workplace
Monthly Archives: April 2012
The Seventies were crap. It’s one of those things that ‘everybody knows’. The unions held the country to ransom, refuse piled up in the streets, power cuts were frequent and the fashions were embarrassing. The economy was tanking and Britain … Continue reading
Can we all be creative given the right circumstances or is creativity the preserve of a few naturally talented people? It’s an important question for organisations. If it’s the former, you foster an environment where people are given as much … Continue reading
Chris Dillow reckons we are facing a crisis of creativity. “What might be the most important question in economics,” he says, is “how to encourage creativity.” I say this is the most important question because it is the main cause … Continue reading
If you want to fritter away an hour or two on a Friday, you could do worse than play around with this fascinating Global cities graphic from McKinsey. It maps cities by population, GDP and Per Capita GDP in 2007 … Continue reading
Two reports about the cost of ageing and its fiscal impact came out last week. The IMF’s Financial Stability Report concluded that the cost of longevity has been consistently underestimated. By 2050, it says, if people are living for even … Continue reading
A bronze statue of Genghis Khan, by Buryat sculptor Dashi Namdakov, was placed at Marble Arch this weekend. The occasion lead Kate to consider the khan’s legacy and his leadership style. I can never decide whether Genghis Khan was a ruthless … Continue reading
I’m off for a few days on a finance and risk management action learning event. Normal service (whatever that is) will be resumed next week.
Chris Dillow’s ‘day job’ piece in the Investors’ Chronicle explains the ‘hidden unemployment’ in Britain. Productivity has dropped, he says, because a lot of people simply don’t have enough to do. Part of this is due to firms hoarding labour … Continue reading
The government’s internet surveillance proposals have provoked a storm of protest from across the political spectrum. Personal privacy and its protection always arouses strong feelings. At least, it does when the threat to it comes from the state. But there is … Continue reading
My Twitter stream is full of links to articles and blog posts with titles like, “The 7 must-haves for business success,” or “The 5 things that make a successful entrepreneur,” or “10 reasons why beer drinkers make better businessmen.” OK, maybe … Continue reading