Blogs&Reviews

  • Hans Gersbach suggests society could deal with the self-strengthening tech giants by democratising them through giving users a say in their decisions.

  • Growth and civilisation

    Diane Coyle, 14 October 2019

    Diane Coyle's mind boggles at the level of detail in Vaclav Smil's "Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities", covering the growth dynamics of archaea and bacteria all the way to empires. 

  • Brexit and legal traditions

    Thorsten Beck, 11 October 2019

    Thorsten Beck advises analysts who claim that the UK Supreme Court's decision that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawfaul represents a constitutional coup should read up on British constitutional history.

  • Brad DeLong asks whether a society where some 30 million workers are essentially paid, directly or indirectly, by the top 0.1% can be a healthy one.

Other Recent Blogs&Reviews:

  • Simon Wren-Lewis, 14 December 2018

    In this post, Simon Wren-Lewis asks what has led to the apparent distrust in the UK in the words of experts.

  • Richard Baldwin, 13 December 2018

    The third post in Richard Baldwin's series on artificial intelligence looks at Gilder’s Law, which predicts that the growth in our ability to transmit information over the internet will drive virtual globalisation.

  • Jon Danielsson, 12 December 2018

    In this post, Jon Danielsson argues that as actual and perceived risk are usually negatively correlated and since almost every risk forecast model is of the perceived type, the models underestimate risk before a crisis and overestimate it after a crisis.

  • Richard Baldwin, 11 December 2018

    In this second in a five post series, Richard Baldwin looks at Gordon Moore's famous law on the growth of computing power.

  • Antonio Fatás, 10 December 2018

    Today the world displays smaller imbalances than at the peak of 2008. In this post, Antonio Fatas looks at the extent to which rebalancing has happened between different country groups.

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