Overrated: John Maynard Keynes

The economist's legacy has been mostly disastrous

Having One’s Cake and Eating It

The Greeks do not — indeed cannot — pay their debts and yet they do not want to leave the euro. Something has got to give

Osborne’s Lack of Austerity

"Why have international investors and domestic savings institutions not sold off British government debt in anger at the slow progress on budgetary restraint?"

Economic Exaggeration

"Governments really do not fix interest rates. The whole issue is an example of the popular tendency to exaggerate the role of governmental authorities"

Change the Exchange Rate

"Because no one is talking about the exchange rate, we are in danger of locking ourselves into entirely pointless and unnecessary austerity"

Don’t let the Keynesians Wreck the Recovery

Martin Wolf and his academic mentors warned that austerity would be economic suicide. They were and are mistaken

Best Do Nothing

What can we learn from the economic consequences of the First World War?

Privatise the BBC

‘Will the BBC suffer the same fate as British Leyland and British Shipbuilders?’

The Mansion Tax isn’t good for Labour

‘Why have many people who support the idea of local property taxation come out against the mansion tax?’

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"