Karen Horn

The Legacy of John Maynard Keynes

Keynesian policy recommendations are now the staple of governments around the world but it is hard to believe Keynes himself would endorse them

Free Markets: Anarchy, Ideology and Utopia

The backlash against neoliberalism has revived anti-capitalist conspiracy theories. Those under attack must not behave like a sect

Self-Appointed Messiahs of the Nanny State

A new breed of libertarian paternalists who claim to know what's best for us are nudging us down the road to serfdom

Regenerate Art

From beneath Berlin's streets archeaologists have unearthed a reminder of Nazi oppression

Abolish the Author

The reaction to Thilo Sarrazin's courageous book shows that Germany is indeed abolishing itself

Havana: The Castros Will Not Be Absolved

"Cuba is decaying at a scandalous pace, physically and morally. The social capital of civil values and mutual trust has evaporated and hatred is taking hold"

The Serendipity of Genius

Historical events, finding a dusty old book or debates at the dinner table: anything can inspire a Nobel Laureate. So what makes an economist tick?

Why Adam Smith Still Matters

Keynes may be the flavour of the month but the Sage of Kirkcaldy’s insights are more valuable than ever

‘Where is Milton Friedman now? He would have retorted: “The business of financial business is business”’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"