The inability of democratic politics to handle the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis has threatened to undermine the apparent consensus on liberal democracy and lightly regulated capitalism that emerged following the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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08 May 2013, Financial Times
24 April 2013, Financial Times
If I represented the Scottish government in the extensive negotiations required by the creation of an independent state, I would try to secure a monetary union with England, and expect to fail.
10 April 2013, Financial Times
When the Chinese ask how to establish the institutions to support a stable, prosperous economy, it is not enough to mumble: “Property rights and rule of law – go to Denmark and see.”
03 April 2013, Financial Times
The belief that the right response to the failures of Basel I and II is a more elaborate version of the same global regime is a triumph of hope over experience.
20 March 2013, Financial Times
Restriction of business on moral grounds is not always unsuccessful but measures have to be applied with great care.
13 March 2013, Financial Times
For a time, the coalition government seemed willing to let figures tell their own story rather than one written by their political advisers; but that time seems to have passed.
20 February 2013
You can lower the marginal rate of tax on an individual without changing their average rate – and vice versa. Every politician who wants to help the low paid by reducing their income tax rate should write that sentence out 50 times.
30 January 2013
Confronted with the specifics, rather than the principle, of constitutional change, many voters revert to the status quo.
16 January 2013, Financial Times
The salient fact is that London could never have become a great business and financial capital if its residents felt an urge to vomit every time they went outdoors.
09 January 2013, Financial Times
There are many similarities between this response to the press crisis of 2011 and the reactions to the financial crisis of 2008. In both cases the demand for better processes and new rules largely missed the point.
04 April 2012, Financial Times
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