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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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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Consumers in Britain face a curious mix of taxes and duties that are messy, opaque and out of date.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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Housing: Where’s the Plan?

Housing is a fundamental necessity, and yet it is generally acknowledged that we have a ‘housing crisis’ in the UK… Continue reading

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Identity is the New Money

This book argues that identity is changing profoundly and that money is changing equally profoundly. Continue reading

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Why Fight Poverty?

Julia Unwin’s book Why Fight Poverty? asks a provocative question. Calls to end poverty date back centuries. Even in prosperous modern times, despite the huge transformation of society, poverty has persisted. Continue reading

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