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Handle with care

John Seddon believes in the importance of good services to the public, particularly in providing care. He has been working with organisations in many sectors to help their leaders understand …

A view from the top

The biggest issue


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Enlightenment goes viral

I am not a believer in conspiracy theories, but for one moment let’s imagine there exists a shadowy secret society bent on world betterment… The Society had been increasingly worried. …

Who knows what’s good for you?

Here & Now

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Cash crops

Henry Leveson-Gower looks at how local food currencies might bear fruit. Our food system is deeply dysfunctional.  Economic forces drive it to deliver unhealthy food, while trashing the environment so …

Who will save the world?

Living off a box of chocolates


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Susan Strange saw the financial crisis coming, Your Majesty

Nat Dyer gives the late Professor Susan Strange credit for having the answers and argues she deserves still more. There is something odd about one of the iconic stories we …

Atomic number one fuel

Holding it all together

Hard stuff

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Why we should abandon GDP

Gross Domestic Product is the most popular and useless quantity in economics say Erald Kolasi and Blair Fix. For all that it purports to say, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fails …

Hardcore Peripheries

Vegan cheese: you may scoff


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GM’s chief economist says U.S. inflation problems will improve

General Motors’ chief economist said Thursday that she believes the country’s inflation problems are only temporary and mostly the result of supply-chain bottlenecks — not last year’s stimulus checks — and that …

Past Events

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The Digital Economy: a Covid Winner but for whom?

During lockdown, the digital economy has been essential and has boomed. But are private network monopolies in the public interest? The early 1900s saw the first attempt to challenge the …

Sabotage and Covid-19

Long Reads

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Taking sides

Nicholas Gruen questions the value of competition and proposes a new frontier for political and economic reform. Since Adam Smith, economists have marvelled at competition’s capacity to improve our world …

Industrial policy, then and now

The space between us