Random Musings

A blog about sustainability, society, and whatever else springs to mind

Solving The Productivity Dilemma

Posted on August 31st, 2015

Most standard measures of productivity are outdated and even harmful. Productivity matters at the level of the individual firm. Measuring it at an aggregate, national level is of doubtful value. This article was first published in the Huffington Post Productivity is at the top of everyone’s list of issues that need to be addressed. The […] ...Read more »

Democracy and the UK Labour Party

Posted on August 18th, 2015

In the current UK Labour party leadership election, the party elite has come face to face with democracy at work – and they don’t like it one bit. But are the people right? Does Jeremy Corbyn represent Labour’s best electoral hope? This article first appeared in the Huffington Post. Berthold Brecht once came up with […] ...Read more »

An Odious Europe Is Anything But Generous

Posted on July 17th, 2015

This letter was published in the Financial Times Sir Lars Feld’s description of the deal imposed on Greece as “generous” is beyond breathtaking (“A generous deal that avoids austerity”, July 16). Mr Feld’s own comment that the fire had to be doused only in order to stop it spreading to the rest of the Eurozone betrays […] ...Read more »

Make No Mistake – Europe is at War Again

Posted on July 5th, 2015

The European project has failed and Europe is at war again This article was published in the Huffington Post, Het Financieele Dagblad, EuroDaily and the Times of Malta Yanis Varoufakis’ biggest error was to frame the standoff between Greece and the rest of Europe in the language of game theory. However, game theory is “the […] ...Read more »

Britain in Europe – Why British Business Should Ignore Savid Javid

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

  Britain has always had a loud voice in Europe and across the world. That is why business leaders must ignore Savid Javid and campaign for a Britain at the heart of the European Union. This article was first published in the Huffington Post The newly installed UK Business Secretary has decided to instruct business […] ...Read more »

Is There Any Solution To The Greek Problem?

Posted on March 28th, 2015

Potential solutions to the Greek crisis lie outside the framework of current negotiations and the current inflexible rules. This article was first published in the Huffington Post and in Het Financieele Dagblad and in Die Achse der Guten Einstein famously suggested that problems cannot be resolved with the same thinking that created them. So it is with Greece. […] ...Read more »