Latest News

China wins advantage with art of surprise

The opacity of its system enables the country to routinely shock the rest of the world

logo.png  By NB  Jul 20, 2023

Just blaming wage growth for inflation is dangerous

It raises risk of economic stagnation, further exacerbating the current inflation and interest rate predicament

logo.png  By NB  Jul 19, 2023

Getting inflation wrong

Inflation just plunged to an almost normal 3%. Is it time to be happy?

logo.png  By NB  Jul 19, 2023

Cautionary Conversations – When the Parakeets Plundered New York

This week I speak to Ben Nadaff-Hafrey about his podcast The Last Archive, the time the US started panicking about parakeets, population control, Ursula Le Guin, and more. Enjoy! If you want to read my essay about the wonderful Elinor Ostrom and her intel

logo.png  By NB  Jul 15, 2023