On A.C. Grayling, odium and the Stasi

“Have you heard about this new private university that A.C. Grayling bloke is setting up?” “The one that’s 18 grand a year?” “That’s the one.” “Can’t say I’ll be queuing up to pay that myself.” “Why would you? You’re thirty-nine. You’ve had an education at the...

A failure tour of New York

NPR’s Planet Money took me on a tour recently. Listen here. On today’s Planet Money, we hit the streets of Manhattan with economist Tim Harford. In his new book, Adapt, Harford argues that success always starts with failure. Harford takes us on a failure...

Regrets? I’ve had a few

Can failure really be a spur to success? By Tim Harford and Emma Jacobs First published in FT Magazine 4 June 2011 One June evening in the summer of 2002, the Shubert Theatre in Chicago played host to a new ballet/musical, Movin’ Out. The show was an unlikely...

But I can only afford a doll’s house

‘Two-thirds of 8,000 20- to 45-year-olds who do not own homes now believe they have no hope of ever purchasing one.’ The Financial Times, May 18 “Dad?” “Yes, my darling?” “Ed Miliband says that I’ll have to wait until I’m 40 before I own my own home. Is...

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