Category Archives: Economics

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

The Mouse, The Sex Embargo and The Storm.

The mouse, the sex embargo, and winter storms are probably all linked, I could throw into this mix The Daily Mail (UK tabloid), diet programmes, trade unions, nuclear weapons, and many other things. The Mouse. Zoophobia – let’s put cockroaches

The Mouse, The Sex Embargo and The Storm.

The mouse, the sex embargo, and winter storms are probably all linked, I could throw into this mix The Daily Mail (UK tabloid), diet programmes, trade unions, nuclear weapons, and many other things. The Mouse. Zoophobia – let’s put cockroaches

The Hedonic Treadmill

In 2010 the British Government started to measure happiness, they found that the average British person is 7.4/10 happy, which seems fairly happy to me. I wonder whether Mr Cameron is tempted to use this figure along the lines of

The Hedonic Treadmill

In 2010 the British Government started to measure happiness, they found that the average British person is 7.4/10 happy, which seems fairly happy to me. I wonder whether Mr Cameron is tempted to use this figure along the lines of

Are Lottery Winners Happier ?

Instinctively we already know the answer to the question ‘Are Lottery Winners  happier ?” Think of a time/event when you were incredibly happy, but it did not cost any money (e.g. writing a poem which made a loved one smile). Now,

Are Lottery Winners Happier ?

Instinctively we already know the answer to the question ‘Are Lottery Winners  happier ?” Think of a time/event when you were incredibly happy, but it did not cost any money (e.g. writing a poem which made a loved one smile). Now,

Burgers & Home Cinemas

Thinking ahead to my friend’s birthday celebrations I suggested that I take her out for a meal at McDonalds. She seemed a little underwhelmed by my generous offer, so I set about trying to persuade her of the benefits of

Burgers & Home Cinemas

Thinking ahead to my friend’s birthday celebrations I suggested that I take her out for a meal at McDonalds. She seemed a little underwhelmed by my generous offer, so I set about trying to persuade her of the benefits of

Silky Chocolate Love

I hoped that giving up my international teaching job in Hong Kong and moving to a little tropical island would give me more space to write, I thought that this change would actually make me “a writer”. 7 months later

Silky Chocolate Love

I hoped that giving up my international teaching job in Hong Kong and moving to a little tropical island would give me more space to write, I thought that this change would actually make me “a writer”. 7 months later

Broken Dreams

Spoken dreams. In the US the dream is explicitly articulated, and unashamedly defended. In Europe, the dream is told through our history and social class system: we tacitly learn our place in the social hierarchy, and how to move up

Broken Dreams

Spoken dreams. In the US the dream is explicitly articulated, and unashamedly defended. In Europe, the dream is told through our history and social class system: we tacitly learn our place in the social hierarchy, and how to move up