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
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?
Raj Thamotheram is, in theory, betting on pension funds. Covid has transformed global politics and the Omicron variant has caused markets to tumble. Meanwhile COP26 failed to address, adequately, the
Living off a box of chocolates
Private equity in the care sector is thriving on growing demand and dwindling state provision. Vivek Kotecha asks whether its sweet tooth for debt might not bode well for its
Same old. same old
Despite being past many things, elders will always be here. Nina Teasdale says it’s time to recognise them as valuable cargo, as much as heavy responsibilities. An ageing population is
Atomic number one fuel
With the UK government and others announcing hydrogen strategies as part of their Net Zero plans, Jeremy Williams assesses the potential – and the pitfalls – of the first element.
Holding it all together
Isaac Stanley explains why care is infrastructure. Biden’s much-discussed Infrastructure Bill eventually passed into law in October in the US. This followed extensive political wrangling between different wings of the
Be careful – running on empty
Investments in care services are core to a human-centred recovery says Valeria Esquivel. The Covid pandemic is a health, social and economic global catastrophe, still unravelling in many parts of
Away from the valleys of dearth
Rebecca Annells and Victoria Topham explore how Wales gives the world a guiding light out of diet-related poor health. Crises relating to food waste, poverty and diet-related ill-health are rife.
Dr Julian Abel tracks the emotional way to good health. England is about to undergo another reorganisation of health and social care by integrating the two. Theoretically, this should make
Why care a damn
McMaster takes a tally of the value of care in an economy and asks: what is a round of applause worth? Four years before Covid 19 infected its first victim,
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
Helena Norberg-Hodge has campaigned for decades to challenge the forces of globalisation and develop local economies with ecological diversity and caring relationships. A life’s work was formed out of a
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.
Care and a significant consideration
Verity Bastion worries about lessons learnt and loneliness. I find it hard to keep up with Crispin McDonal, my former star pupil and finance wizard. He is now all over
Who knows what’s good for you?
Wendy Adamba works in Kenya to change behaviour to improve health and welfare outcomes. She works closely with communities to understand their perspectives and build trust. She tells The Mint
The Bank of England’s deceptive guide to economics
Guy Dauncey reviews Can’t We Just Print More Money? Economics in Ten Simple Questions, by Rupal Patel and Jack Meaning, Bank of England. Two economists from the Bank of England