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Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00

Back to basics on creating growth

Shiv Malik is a reporter for the Guardian, co-author of Jilted Generation: How Britain has Bankrupted its Youth, and co-founder of Intergenerational Foundation. Follow Shiv on Twitter: @shivmalik1 Listen to Bright Blue blog editor Jonathan Algar in conversation with Shiv & Borja Bergareche (London Correspondent, ABC Newspaper) at the Royal Institute of International Affairs:
 
Growth. That all elusive beast whose lack of presence has haunted the chancellor since taking office in 2010. For all Mr Osborne's plans, he's had…
Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Democracy and Financial Capitalism

Robert J. Shiller is Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University and a Fellow at the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management. His latest book, Finance and the Good Society, was published in April 2012 by Princeton University Press. Listen to Bright Blue blog editor Jonathan Algar in conversation with Robert at the Henry Jackson Society:
 
The Occupy Wall Street, Occupy London and related movements around the world have described the current economic…
Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

Progressive politics in a G-Zero World

Ian Bremmer is president of Eurasia Group and author of Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World. Follow Ian on Twitter: @ianbremmer Listen to Bright Blue blog editor Jonathan Algar in conversation with Ian at the Royal Institute of International Affairs:
 
Today, we have a leadership vacuum unprecedented since the aftermath of World War II. Europe’s leaders have their hands full with a severe crisis of confidence, US policymakers are grappling with politically complicated long-term…
Fleur Brading is the Director of the Henry Jackson Initiative, a transatlantic coalition working towards a more inclusive capitalism. Fleur oversees analysis, research focus and development for the organisation. She was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Follow Fleur on Twitter: @hjinitiative This week, 6 – 10 August 2012, marks a year since the London riots enveloped parts of the capital in flame and spread as far as Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester. At the time, the riots were felt to…
Jim O'Neill is the Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, managing over $800bn in client assets. He coined the term 'BRICs' and is author of 'The Growth Map: Economic Opportunities in the BRICs and Beyond'. Jim is chairman and one of the founding trustees of the London-based charity SHINE. Listen to Bright Blue blog editor Jonathan Algar in conversation with Jim at the Royal Institute of International Affairs:
 
IN the first week of the Olympic games and the preceding…
Robert Guest is the Business Editor of the Economist. His book 'Borderless Economics, Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism', is published by Palgrave Macmillan and is available now. Listen to Bright Blue blog editor Jonathan Algar in conversation with Robert and Prof. Ian Goldin (Director, Oxford Martin School) at the Royal Institute of International Affairs:
 
THE government has decided that Rolls-Royce is selling too many jet engines to foreigners. From now on, there…
Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

Values and Action for Happiness

Richard Layard is a Labour peer and Director of the Well-Being Programme at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance. His book Happiness: Lessons from a New Science has sold 150,000 copies in 20 languages. At last we are having a real national debate on values – on how we should live our lives. This is particularly important for young people, since the mental habits we acquire at that age determine the kind of society we then live in. What is needed…
Friday, 13 July 2012 00:00

The big data opportunity

Chris Yiu is Head of the Digital Government Unit at the think tank Policy Exchange, and author of its recent report 'The Big Data Opportunity'. Follow Chris on Twitter: @PXDigitalGov Getting to grips with data and analytics could revolutionise the business of government, but presents challenges as well as opportunities. Recent research from Policy Exchange points a way forward. The modern world generates a staggering quantity of data, and the business of government is no exception. Extraordinary quantities of data…
Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

Africa gives

Onyekachi Wambu is Director of Policy for the African Foundation for Development UK. Follow Onyekachi on Twitter: @AFFORD_UK Listen to Bright Blue blog editor Jonathan Algar in conversation with Onyekachi at the Royal Institute of International Affairs:
 
Africa is experiencing positive economic growth and social change and the whole world is yet again looking at ways of benefiting from Africa’s wealth. AFFORD believes that it is especially important for young Africans in the diaspora to engage with the fast…
Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00

The 21st Century public sphere?

Bianca Brigitte Bonomi is the Head of Press Relations for HTLGI Festival. Follow Bianca on Twitter: @HTLGIFestival One of the hallmarks of an enlightened, civilised society as postulated by thinkers such as Habermas, was the construction of a public sphere; a venue for free debate. The existence of agoras, speakers corners etc. have historically been to stimulate public discussion on philosophical and political issues. Yet as Michael Sandel recently noted, the evolution of market economy to market society over the…

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