Universities think. Local authorities do. Let's create a space where the two can meet and come up with better ideas. Both benefit, and ultimately, so will the taxpayer who funds it all.
It's all about tax havens.
Lots of questions answered on twitter for tomorrow's EC4024 exam, details here (read up)
Space elevators and social welfare. Connected, I promise you.
The Big Issue asked me to write a few words about a typical day, it's below the fold.
Extending a free childcare programme for another year makes sense for society long term. The trick will be paying for it in the short term. But we can fix that, too.
Thinking through some of the implications of Angela getting her spend on for Europe. Lots of positives (hey, I'm a post-Keynesian economist) but a lot of negatives. Considering the political economy of the situation rather than the pure fiscal argument alone, it's not hard to see why the Germans whipping out the cheque book won't be in our futures even after their Autumn elections.
There's a lot of momentum around this set of ideas now, these workshops exist to push the field further faster.
Spend some time listening to a very jet lagged man finish off the module's content.
Why thinking about the future now makes a lot more sense, and why we need national institutions charged with thinking this way.
Why we need to focus on the larger issues, not the anecdotal, and personal, stories of the day. We are missing the bigger picture.
Austerity alone just won't do it. Also: pain cake.
Check out Rob Johnson's Keynote for this week's Trading Minds conference.
Why reducing gender inequality matters.