Welcome

I’ve set up this website, in addition to my university website, for people who want to know a little more about me.

I am afraid many of you may be disappointed. I don’t do extreme sports, I am not a hi-tech buff, I am not a secret expert on 18th-century maps, and I don’t even do gardening. Unless you are mainly interested in my economics, the only thing that is interesting on this website would be the section, ‘Non-economists I like to read’ under ‘Influences’.

Still, please enjoy the site. It would be at least more informative and interesting than my university website!

Recent News

Podcast interview with on tax, austerity, productivity, and more in Talking Politics Interview in the Danish newspaper, Information (in Danish) Joint interview with Noam Chomsky on ‘Myths of Globalisation’ in Truthout An article in the Guardian, titled, ‘The myths about money that British voters should reject’ Podcast interview, titled, ‘Is Economics about Human Rights?’, with Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast An article on my book, ’23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism’, in Dagbladet, a leading Norwegian newspaper (in Norwegian) Interview in the Norwegian newspaper, Klassekampen (in Norwegian) Interview with the Danish magazine, DJØF-bladet (in Danish) Interview in Clarin, the Argentinian newspaper (in Spanish) Interview with Truthout, the progressive American news website

Media Highlights

Video interview on the British economy, with Owen Jones, in the Guardian Animation on ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ in the RSA Animate series Article in the Guardian, ‘Making things matters. This is what Britain forgot’ An article on ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ in the Guardian’s summer series, ‘A book that changed me’ . Article in the Guardian, titled, ‘ Why did Britain’s political class buy into the Tories’ economic fairytale?’ Article (with Jonathan Aldred) in the Observer on reform of economics education Video of my talk, titled, ‘Economics – but not as you know it’ at the LSE on my new book, ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ On anchovies, aubergines, and unorthodox economics in the Diary in the Financial Times ‘Lunch with the FT’ interview Conversation with Brian Eno, the musician, on economics and art