Issue 27 – Sept 2023


First word

Out of the way

So what has happened since we published our last issue in December 2020 on the power of the patriarchy?  For a start, we are out of the pandemic, these issues

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The ironic lady

How a locked door gave a young Verity a momentary release, but left her trapped under a glass ceiling. Vivaldi had four seasons. In Britain we have five: spring, summer,

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The differential equation

David Stainforth is professor of physics with a deep passion for modelling the dimensions of the climate crisis in a form that is useful for decision makers and the wider

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Tough take

Jocelyn Olcott, a professor at Duke University, is an expert on feminist history and the history of feminist economics. So The Mint sought her take on where things stood. Are

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The philanthropist’s stone

Amy Schiller makes her living advising on how to do philanthropy well. And she has written a book suggesting the approach to most modern philanthropy is fundamentally misguided.  The main

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Which way will water flow?

Justin Taberham examines the prospects for the UK water sector. Near daily media interest and criticism of water companies’ pollution performance has lately been often stimulated by public reporting or

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Not all’s well

Lebohang Liepollo Pheko tells how wellbeing means different things depending on where you are looking from. The idea of promoting wellbeing economies has been gaining traction, especially among a few

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Misogyny’s new clothes

Patricia Gestoso argues that gender discrimination in the interests of men is baked into artificial intelligence by design. In discussions around gender bias in artificial intelligence (AI), there is little

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A woman’s place in India

Mehak Majeed tells of the race against expectations that female Indian academics must run. As an economist at a Kashmir-based university in India, I have experienced first hand the cost

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Book Reviews

A call to rage

Despite Doon Mackichan’s description of her memoir of a life in show business, My Lady Parts, as a “dry feminist rant” it is rather moist and delicious. Review by Annee

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