- @djmgaffneyw4 Intrigued that UK wage Gini is highest in EU but that for household incomes not. Wondered how much due to tax & transfers 39 minutes ago
- @djmgaffneyw4 Ah, OK. Need to read up on this. My knowledge of EU welfare systems is rudimentary, to say the least. 41 minutes ago
- A few thoughts on yesterday's record busting immigration figures. wp.me/p3uYA-2mt http://t.co/emebwgEI7k 45 minutes ago
- @ArgieBeeUK Enough to get it below 100k? 49 minutes ago
- I'm going to ask you to give 2 pints of blood next week. Why don't you give a pint now so you can get used to it? twitter.com/Independent/st… 1 hour ago
- Blogged: A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy wp.me/p3uYA-2mt 1 hour ago
- RT @cpeanose: A 'fourth industrial revolution' is about to begin (in Germany) (Wired UK) ln.is/www.wired.co.u… 4 hours ago
- @MJCarty Likewise. Looking forward to the break. 4 hours ago
- RT @SimonHeath1: #productivity http://t.co/ssgDquYCcV 4 hours ago
- @MJCarty Thanks Michael. How's tricks? 4 hours ago
- RT @Telegraph: English alcohol consumption 'hugely' underestimated, research suggests tgr.ph/1Q0rvR3 4 hours ago
- A meander through yesterday's immigration figures: flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/a-1… 4 hours ago
- A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy
- How different is Scotland?
- Labour lost the economic argument 5 years ago
- The deficit: much tougher than it looked
- Are the Conservatives ideologically driven state-shrinkers?
- The Tories and welfare: Machiavellian or just muddling through?
- Recovery: Was that it?
- Low productivity: don’t blame the workforce
- Startups and the productivity puzzle
- David Nicholson is right: The NHS will need more money
- Flip Chart Cat
- Buccaneering Britain
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.