Monthly Archives: October 2012

Jeff Randall drags CIPD into his conspiracy rant

An extraordinary piece yesterday from Jeff Randall in which he attacks an alliance of doom-mongers for talking down the country and predicting economic collapse. The Armageddon Alliance, he says, has turned attacking the government into an industry: Critics compete to paint … Continue reading

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‘Lack of communication’ – a euphemism for corporate conflict

Whenever I hear the phrase ‘lack of communication’ my bullshit detector kicks in. So often, corporate failures and management problems are blamed on lack of communication. The implication is that, if we had all just talked to each other more, … Continue reading

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In praise of ‘the boring stuff’

My Twitter timeline is full of links to articles about dynamic startups, cutting-edge businesses, inspirational leadership, visionaries and hierarchy-free organisations with self-managed teams. Oh and change, of course. Lots of change. Inevitably, this means that a lot of other things … Continue reading

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The state in 2017 – we don’t need scare stories, the reality will be bad enough!

The folk at the Guardian Data Blog have been having some fun with the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook Data. “Public spending will plunge,” wailed Aditya Chakrabortty, as he produced this chart to show just how far David Cameron wants to shrink … Continue reading

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Shares for employment rights – another quack remedy

One advantage of being extremely busy is that, by the time I get around to blogging about stuff, everyone and his cat has already had a go. George Osborne’s shares for rights scheme is another one for the ‘so much … Continue reading

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The post-growth economy

A couple of months ago, Tim Worstall asked: OK, put together a few simple things. 1) Per capita GDP growth pretty much comes from productivity growth. 2) We know from Baumol that increasing prductivity in services is much more difficult … Continue reading

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