Papelitos: An Economic Parable For Our Times

Part children’s fable, part economic parable, Papelitos was written by Hernán Casciari, one of the rising stars of Argentinean literature, with the help of his eight-year old daughter Nina. It is a tale about how a small, idyllic village succumbs to the destructive influence of financial speculation, triggering asset bubbles and ultimately wealth destruction for… Read More Papelitos: An Economic Parable For Our Times

Sir James Goldsmith, An Unlikely Defender of the Common Man

“The economy is there to serve the fundamental needs of society, which are prosperity, stability and contentment… If you have a situation whereby the economy grows but you create poverty and unemployment and you destabilise society, you’re in trouble.” The above quote comes from the most unlikely of sources: the late Sir James Goldsmith, one… Read More Sir James Goldsmith, An Unlikely Defender of the Common Man