A New Dark Ages

Is science and reason declining? Is ignorance spreading at the cost of the enlightenment? Is this drift of acceptable-political-dialogue to the right, killing science? Is conservatism destroying rational, evidence-based thinking?¬†In short, are we losing our grip on reality? If so, … Continue reading

This Emperor Has No Clothes: Picketty & Reality Economics

ISBN 978-0674430006. “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by Thomas Piketty was published by Harvard University Press in 2014. Here it is – the book that everyone seems to know about. A book so important that it has spawned its own … Continue reading

“The Price of Inequality” by Joseph E. Stiglitz

ISBN 978-0-393-34506-3. “The Price of Inequality – How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future” by Joseph E. Stiglitz was published by W.W. Norton & Company Inc in 2013 (this the paperback with new Preface, original hardback from 2012). This looks … Continue reading

“Occupy” by Noam Chomsky

ISBN 978-0-241-96401-9. “Occupy” by Noam Chomsky was published by Penguin in 2012 from an original publication by Zuccotti Park Press in the same year. The original source publishers put this out as part of their “occupied media pamphlet series” for … Continue reading

“The Great Disruption” by Paul Gilding

ISBN 978-1-60819-353-0. “The Great Distruption – Why the climate crisis will bring on the end of shopping and the birth of a new world” by Paul Gilding was published by Bloomsbury Press in 2011 (this paperback edition 2012 with new … Continue reading

Global Risk Update 2014

In 2012 I delivered a public presentation called¬†“The History of High Wycombe 2000 to 2100” in the High Wycombe Guildhall. It was based upon the World Economic Forum’s 2011 assessment of Global Risks. These assess what our world leaders expect … Continue reading