Politics & Society

Now That You Have Brexit, Prepare for Brexodus
by / on October 17, 2016 at 12:07 am / in Economics, Politics & Society

Now That You Have Brexit, Prepare for Brexodus

As a foreigner living in the UK, the move to Brexit has been something of an eye-opener. Nearly three decades ago, I wrote a book that was deeply skeptical about the single market programme.  Entitled, European Markets After 1992, it […]

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by / on April 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

The Careless Consumer

A recent article for the Royal Society of Arts.  The article goes over the psychology of ‘ethical’ consumption, in particular the lack of alignment between ethics and natural behaviors.  It needs to be viewed in pdf format.  Download the article […]

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by / on March 24, 2015 at 7:33 pm / in CSR, Economics, Management, Politics & Society, Protests

Why Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Could Do more Harm Than Good

The Guardian’s Leave It In the Ground campaign names and shames the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation for not divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies.  Editor Alan Rusbridger launched the project by declaring the case for the divestment […]

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by / on March 6, 2015 at 1:02 am / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

Individual Social Responsibility: Why We Don’t Act in Line With What We Say

Just over 15 years ago, I was working with a global NGO helping them to engage with multinational corporations (MNCs). As part of this activity, I ran workshops in which MNC managers interacted with NGO managers on matters of mutual […]

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The Psychology and Social Responsibility of Arthur Miller
by / on April 23, 2014 at 11:18 pm / in Literature, Politics & Society

The Psychology and Social Responsibility of Arthur Miller

This is a longer version of an article written for the London Open Air Theatre production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (which will show from 15 May – 7 June 2014 in Regents Park).  Unlike the programme article it […]

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The Limits of Growth in China
by / on December 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm / in Innovation, Management, Politics & Society

The Limits of Growth in China

China and Growth: An interview where I discuss one of the missing issues in the limits to growth in China: The unwillingness to give people to freedom to do more than just make money by sharing ideas, no matter how […]

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Would I Win a Nobel Prize if I was Paid More? or Why Universities Need to Stop Complaining About Funding and Realize it is Their Strategy That is Wrong
by / on October 9, 2013 at 3:48 am / in Education, Innovation, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Would I Win a Nobel Prize if I was Paid More? or Why Universities Need to Stop Complaining About Funding and Realize it is Their Strategy That is Wrong

The recent decline of the majority of Australian universities in the World University Rankings has university vice chancellors passing on the blame to the government and the system underlying the rankings. According to Prof Glyn Davis of The University of […]

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The End of Economics As We Know It? Don’t Bet On It
by / on July 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm / in Economics, Management, Politics & Society

The End of Economics As We Know It? Don’t Bet On It

According to billionaire George Soros, co-founder of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, proving the bankruptcy of traditional economic theory is “mission accomplished” and it is now time to determine the foundations of a new economic model. Soros is, without […]

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by / on June 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm / in Education, Management, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Governance at Australian Universities: The Need for a New Model in a World of Capital Raising

In the last several weeks we have seen a number of universities beginning a significant push into the philanthropic space.  Some of this has been pre-planned as part of a longer term strategy.  For others it has been more of […]

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Want to Solve the Global Multinational Tax Problem?  Stop Taxing Corporations
by / on May 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

Want to Solve the Global Multinational Tax Problem? Stop Taxing Corporations

Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.  Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. America’s corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they’re privatizing […]

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