No robots please, we’re British. A stunning chart from the OECD survey of the UK.

 

Alarming UK-Germany productivity comparison.

Who remembers the “pinsetters” and the elevators operators? False alarmism about tech.

The Great Recession’s impact on American society ten years on: a great round up.

Best reading group discussion in ages on Geoff Mann’s brilliant book on Keynes, In the Long Run We are All Dead (London: Verso, 2017)

I’m excited about getting back to some Deluge-era reading. It will start with these two:

Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World 1918-23, by Maurice Walsh

and Cemily Aydin, The idea of the Muslim World. A Global Intellectual history