The most important source of economic advance comes not from doing the same things better, but from achieving the same objective in a completely different way.
05 March 2014, Financial Times
26 February 2014, Financial Times
Whatever Mr Salmond may say, there has to be a plan B.
19 February 2014, Financial Times
Anthropology helps us understand the world, in ways that are helpful whether we are talking about the internal contradictions of communism or the pathologies of financial crises.
12 February 2014, Financial Times
Big data can help us understand the past and the present but it can help us understand the future only to the extent that the future is, in some relevant way, contained in the present.
05 February 2014, Financial Times
Obtaining better information about companies is essential to the efficiency of markets and society: obtaining it fractionally earlier is of no public value at all.
29 January 2014, Financial Times
The dispersion of productivity among already rich countries has increased. Norway and Switzerland have surged ahead but laggards such as Italy – and indeed Britain – have struggled to keep up with the pack.
22 January 2014, Financial Times
Politicians, like gang bosses and football fans, routinely attempt to establish or reinforce their leadership by inciting hostility to other groups.
15 January 2014, Financial Times
Economics is not a method but a subject – one defined by the problems it sets out to tackle not the techniques it uses.
08 January 2014, Financial Times
When the sea defies mankind’s efforts to keep it in place, the shore people want these costs, too, to fall on the public at large.
18 December 2013, Financial Times
To say comparisons of academic performance are always imperfect and open to revision is not to say they cannot be made at all.
30 August 2000, Financial Times
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