Published Articles

Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy is the one truly crucial must-read book for anyone who wants to understand globalization, contemporary capitalism, or how the East Asian economy works today. READ MORE

February 22, 2019

In a healthy democracy, depoliticisation is a dangerous cancer. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

Africa boosters want to believe that the continent’s day has come. The hard data suggests otherwise. READ MORE

February 5, 2019

If your idea of free speech runs from swastikas to socialism, you will find those at the University of Sydney. If you prefer reasoned debates, you will find those, too. In fact, you’ll find lots of speech, of all kinds. READ MORE

February 3, 2019

Britain’s politicians have just voted to hamstring their own Brexit team by telling them to accept any deal the EU offers—or give up on Brexit. But a tough negotiator like Donald Trump would still get the deal and have the Europeans begging for mercy. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

It’s racist to exclude people of different cultures from our shared Western heritage. READ MORE

January 19, 2019

Brexit fearmongering tends to focus on the old economy of planes, trains, and automobiles, but Britain’s future hinges on the twenty-first century innovation economy. READ MORE

January 14, 2019

China is overextended, overcommitted, and facing the end of a forty-year boom. Now is the time to push it toward real reform. READ MORE

January 7, 2019