The 1%

Everyone starts from their preconceptions or prejudices (e.g. immigrants, China, shareholder capitalism, socialism, globalisation, the global elites) and concludes this is why everyone is angry, why some people are left behind, why people have stagnant incomes, why their community or suburb isn’t very prosperous and crime ridden. I’d argue the economics is important and aContinue reading “The 1%”

History is really about Geography.

A giant container ship gets stuck in the Suez Canal for a week and suddenly the whole world gets very panicky about international trade having a metaphorical heart attack – a vital trade artery gets clogged and people start to get nervous. Actually I think the significance is less about the mechanics of international trade,Continue reading “History is really about Geography.”