The Dentist

“If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.”

John Maynard Keynes

The hard way

The Mint talked to Professor Ozlem Onaran about her journey from an undergraduate degree in engineering to being a professor in economics at Greenwich University. She started her career in

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Dearly departed

The Mint spoke to funeral director, Sarah Townsend, about the cost of dying, and the spectre of financial sector miss selling. And we exorcised some misleading myths. Funerals are emotionally

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Barnstorming Success

Time for a cuppa: but no copper to be seen. A north Lancashire community has built a hyper-fast broadband network with a shovel and a nice cup of tea. Life

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The one and only

According to his website, Doctor Yoram Bauman is the world’s first and only stand-up economist.  He tours the world entertaining not only economists but also bankers and lawyers. He has

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A future secured

When Mohamed Omar fled the threats that came with the insurgency in Somalia, a lot came with him. The Mint heard his story. Mohamed Omar took a flight from his

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Your word is your bond

Blott: “I didn’t choose glue so much as it chose me.” Tony Blott runs a glue supply company having directed an NHS trust. He sees little difference in many ways

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From the mouth of death

In the first of a series of pieces on people and their relationship with work we look at the trajectory taken by Jena Al-Bazi from her birthplace in Iraq to

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