- RT @commentisfree: Let’s move Westminster to Manchester, and reclaim democracy | Simon Jenkins gu.com/p/46bcf (@simonjenkins4) 40 minutes ago
- RT @BBCScotlandNews: Declaration of Dundee bbc.in/1B6kVnc Mystery carving of Robert the Bruce turns out to be 60s college project h… 43 minutes ago
- Blog celebration update wp.me/p3uYA-2iL #FCWU 44 minutes ago
- RT @matt_leach: Looking forward to @FlipChartRick blog celebration tomorrow. Lots to catch up on. Prob even more to drink... 2 hours ago
- A libertarian on redistribution: brackenworld.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/who-ad… Good read from @VeryBritishDude 3 hours ago
- Blog celebration still on wp.me/p3uYA-2iL 3 hours ago
- That 'living standards back to pre-recession levels' headline explained. It's the oldies. Again. http://t.co/7b1SQg8ai9 4 hours ago
- RT @VeryBritishDude: @Rebeksy If you're interested in my views on redistribution by the way they're here: brackenworld.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/who-ad… @robbiewin… 4 hours ago
- RT @TheIFS: Median income still below pre-recession levels for those of working-age election2015.ifs.org.uk/article/living… http://t.co/aV2RxjkCNY 4 hours ago
- RT @went1955: If you read one thing about microfinance, read this — The Washington Post — goo.gl/WWUujW http://t.co/X8srYmffE5 4 hours ago
- @LisaMuggeridge What would you use instead? 4 hours ago
- RT @DuncanWeldon: IFS on average incomes - ifs.org.uk/publications/7… a classic case of "ignore the spin on both sides & read the research your… 5 hours ago
- Blog celebration update
- The rise and fall of the rich pensioner
- Why are the older generations richer?
- The lucky half-century
- Strikes: monsters that are almost extinct
- Global ageing: From pyramid to beehive in 100 years
- The fall of the skilled worker
- Blog celebration
- NHS on course to run out of money by 2020
- UK self-employment: success story or basket case?
- 12 billion flying pigs
- The future of work: Tech Yeah! vs Tech Meh!
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.