Undercover Economist

My weekly column in the Financial Times on Saturdays, explaining the economic ideas around us every day. This column was inspired by my book and began in 2005.

The detours on memory lane

Do you remember where you were when you heard that planes had struck the World Trade Center? That the Challenger shuttle had exploded? Or that Nelson Mandela had been released? Your memories may be different from mine, but not as different as Fiona Broome’s. I...

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The lesson of Loki? Trade less

The pages of the Financial Times are not usually a place for legends about ancient gods, but perhaps I can be indulged in sharing one with a lesson to teach us all. More than a century ago, Odin, All-father, greatest of the Norse gods, went to his wayward fellow god...

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