Issue 2 – June 2017

Verity

Professor Verity Bastion seeks to steady the ship in these turbulent times with some common sense. There is something about Theresa May that reminds me of the Maid of Lorraine.

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Is fair enough?

Hart: “I’ve become more open to these behavioural ideas, which I was initially not.” Contracts are a big deal. They have a place in all manner of economics transactions and

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The Case for Policy Space

Crowded out: corporate giants are cramping developing nations’ sovereign styles. Rick Rowden looks at the impact of corporate moves to homogenise global trading and investment agreements and how developing countries

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Land locked

Money for nothing: Nneoclassical economics leaves windfalls from land ownership largely overlooked. As the value of land swells, generations in the UK who didn’t catch the tide of house ownership

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He who pays the piper

Baker: his message struggles to be heard because a lot of money goes into calling the other tune. Dean Baker explains how calls for a new type of market –

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The only way is ethics

Pettifor: “Private authority can’t fully be trusted to uphold contracts.” Trust and compliance with regulation are not familiar virtues in the world of global finance according to Ann Pettifor. She

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London is too far from Singapore

The UK government’s post Brexit aspiration for the City to challenge Singapore’s growth in offshore finance is flawed and ill-matched to growing global hostility to tax havens. John Christensen explains.

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Decisions, Decisions

Lamy: the possibilities of digital simulation struck “a visceral chord.” Artificial intelligence could guide decisions from the political to the personal, if people would seize the opportunities on offer. The Mint talks to Dahlia Lamy, who says the

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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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