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Driverless Cars: On A Road to Nowhere

Wolmar’s entertaining polemic sets out the many technical, legal and moral problems that obstruct the path to a driverless future, and debunks many of the myths around that future’s purported benefits. Continue reading

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The Weaponization of Trade: The Great Unbalancing of Politics and Economics

Trade is being weaponized – and this isn’t good. As politicians on both sides of the Atlantic raise the stakes, trade is increasingly a tool of coercion to achieve … Continue reading

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Architect of Prosperity: Sir John Cowperthwaite and the Making of Hong Kong

This is a book about Sir John Cowperthwaite, the man Nobel-winning economist Milton Friedman identified as being behind Hong Kong’s remarkable post-war economic transformation. Continue reading

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Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From Money that We Understand to Money that Understands Us

Technology is changing money and this book looks at where it might be taking us. Technology has transformed money from physical objects to intangible information. With … Continue reading

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Britain’s Cities, Britain’s Future

Why did Britain’s cities – once the engines of the industrial revolution and the envy of the world – decline so dramatically? What is fuelling their tentative revival? And what needs to be done if … Continue reading

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Travel Fast or Smart? A Manifesto for an Intelligent Transport Policy

Britain does not have a coherent transport policy, and conventional transport economics has reached a dead end. A transport policy should incorporate … Continue reading

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Are Trams Socialist? Why Britain Has No Transport Policy

Transport is key to our daily lives and yet it is a most neglected field of politics. Britain has never had a coherent transport policy. Continue reading

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A Better Politics: How Government Can Make Us Happier

The aim of this book is to inspire a better politics: one that will enable future generations to be happier. Greater well-being and better health should be the goals, rather than … Continue reading

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Bad Habits, Hard Choices: Using the Tax System to Make Us Healthier

Consumers in Britain face a curious mix of taxes and duties that are messy, opaque and out of date. They are also unfair: the poorer you are, the more Continue reading

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The Ice Age: Bailing Out the Welfare State in the Era of Austerity

This is a book about the legacy of the Great Financial Crisis for the European Union, which continues to struggle with a policy of austerity… Continue reading

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