Asia Pacific: Japan – A Uniquely Successful Model

Ernest Hemmingway once said that going broke happens very slowly – and then all of a sudden. The world has been waiting for more...

The Fixer: Sir Terry Matthews

Bon viveur, tech giant, inspirational leader, history enthusiast, family man – Sir Terry Matthews can be viewed from many perspectives. But for the Welsh,...

Book Review – The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann A Sojourn...

For all its potential as a canvas for the display of human suffering, sick-lit never quite made it as a genre. In her 1926...

Wall Street’s Second Act

Now is the time to get rich. The volume of money idling on the side lines for lack of yield now stands at an...

Playing to Win or Playing to Survive? Urbanisation and the Knowledge...

It is no surprise that cities around the world have been expanding over the last few decades. The pace of this trend is breath-taking....

Africa: Mozambique – Busy Bee to Get Busy

“I am the bee that will make honey for all,” said Filipe Nyusi at a rally just before winning the 2014 presidential election in...

Ha-Joon Chang: Guerrilla Economist

After living in the UK for nearly thirty years, Ha-Joon Chang is not overly impressed by the weather or the national preoccupation with cricket....

UK: How a Nation Learns to Love the Union

UK Prime Minister David Cameron claims to have negotiated a deal to give Britain special status in the European Union. It would, he argued,...

Hail to the Maintainers

About ten years ago, leftist firebrand satirist Freek de Jonge, the grand old man of Dutch stand-up comedy, turned to conservative newspaper De Telegraaf...