When a man is tired of London house prices

‘Since Londoners cannot seem to stop asking, “Is there a bubble?”, I’ve been trying to figure out the answer’ I predicted the UK house price slump of 2007. I was even planning to devote an episode of my BBC2 series to the subject back in 2006, until my producers...

Healthcare: the final reckoning

Somebody, somewhere has to be able to say, ‘‘That’s great – but it just costs too much’’ This piece incorporates a correction made on 9 May 2014. If the American right is looking for a “death panel” ruling to complain about, one has just appeared: trastuzumab...

Gary Becker, 1930-2014

Gary Becker passed away on Saturday. My obituary for the Financial Times is below. Gary Becker, the man who led the movement to apply economic ideas to areas of life such as marriage, discrimination and crime, died on May 3 after a long illness. He was 83. Born in a...

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