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    The Price of Everything: What People get Wrong About Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Is cost-benefit analysis a useful tool of policy that has transformed the quality of public decision-making? Or is it a pseudo-scientific cover...

    Ethical Finance

    I was introduced to Catholic social teaching through the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. MacIntyre brought the concept of Aristotelian virtue ethics into...

    The Concept of the Corporation

    The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Business History (15 Jan 2019) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00076791.2018.1509956.

    Pensions are stuck in a doom loop

    In 1991 the ebullient fraudster Robert Maxwell disappeared from his yacht and was found to have looted the Daily Mirror pension funds to support his crumbling...

    USS crisis: can the pension system be reformed?

    For many years, much of the British workforce enjoyed lifetime employment with a secure pension, based on final salary and underpinned by a reliable...

    The Secret of Our Success: A Review

    The title, The Secret of Our Success, may lead this book be mistaken for a self-help manual, to be shelved alongside 12 Rules for...

    Should big tech be broken up?

    Yes, says Vince Cable The online landscape is dominated by a handful of tech titans, with nine in 10 internet searches made through Google, 99...

    Britain’s retailers are too quick to blame business rates

    It is a remarkable fact, but few businesses ever seem to fail because of excessive leverage, misconceived strategies, or inability to meet the needs...

    Scotland builds its economic muscle to fight again for independence

    Watching the progress of Scottish nationalism is like watching a teenager grow up. Last year, at the age of 18, Scotland’s devolved parliament finally...

    Adam Smith, Misanthrope

    Adam Smith would, as is widely recognised, have been sceptical about the current vogue for ‘industrial strategy’: ‘The statesman who should attempt to direct private...