The Great Debate UK

The Mediocrity Trap

By Guest Contributor
March 19, 2014

Sheila Lawler–Sheila Lawlor is Director of the London Think Tank, Politeia. The opinions expressed are her own.–

A good news story

By Guest Contributor
March 19, 2014

–Cathy Corrie is a researcher at the independent think tank Reform. The opinions expressed are her own.–

Osborne’s pre-election gimmicks do little to address Britain’s long-term economic problems

By Guest Contributor
March 19, 2014

Richard Wellings

–Dr Richard Wellings is Deputy Editorial Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Predictions and wish list for the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget

By Guest Contributor
March 17, 2014

–John Angood is Tax Senior Manager at BDO LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Budget day: Politics not economics

By Guest Contributor
March 17, 2014

–Sam Hill is Senior UK economist at RBC. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Budget preview: Don’t expect pyrotechnics

By Guest Contributor
March 17, 2014

–Nick Beecroft is Chairman, Saxo Capital Markets, Saxo Bank. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Budget background: Dark with light patches

March 17, 2014

–Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.–

from Anatole Kaletsky:

Japan as the crisis next time

By Anatole Kaletsky
March 14, 2014

Which major economy is most likely to disappoint expectations this year, and perhaps even cause a financial crisis big enough to break the momentum of global economic recovery? The usual suspects are China and southern Europe. But in my view the most likely culprit will be Japan.

from Jack Shafer:

It’s an ad, ad, ad, ad world

By Jack Shafer
March 13, 2014

The last place you'd expect to discover a map to navigate the future of the content-advertising landscape would be a book about the golden age of radio. But damn it all to hell, there it is on the concluding 12 pages of Cynthia B. Meyers' new book, A Word From Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio.

from Ian Bremmer:

Who loses most in Ukraine?

By Ian Bremmer
March 13, 2014

 

As we march toward Sunday’s Crimean referendum, the result is predetermined. Crimea will vote Russia, and tensions will only escalate. At this juncture, it’s important to take a step back and ask who “lost” here. What could the United States have done differently? What about Russia? Was the outbreak of violence and explosive geopolitical confrontation inevitable? Where does it go from here?