Recent blog posts
For this financial crisis, let’s debate the solutions not the problems
As the UK banking sector is heading towards another self inflicted crisis, and politician’s jockey about who is most to blame for the mess, how can we learn from the failure to change the finance system in the aftermath of 2008? The answer is to move far more quickly to a debate about the solutions and not dwell on the minutiae of the problems. We can all agree that the finance system, characterized by short-termism, rent-seeking, secrecy, conflicts of interest, cartels, and now open corruption, is broken and needs transforming in one with more transparency, democracy, co-operation, long termism, competition and diversity. The question is how to get there from here.
Accountancy has forfeited its right to call itself a profession
By Ian Fraser, January 24, 2011
As Britain prepares to junk the FSA, some in the City still believe the market knows best
By Ian Fraser, September 10, 2010
Mauldin’s "Endgame" teaches politicians the basics, but are they listening?
By Anthony Harrington, March 23, 2011
Fusion power will change everything for business
By Anthony Harrington, February 22, 2011
Dodd-Frank Act won't prevent future crises
By Ian Fraser, July 16, 2010
The Week Ahead in Finance (10-03-2014)
By QFINANCE Editor, March 10, 2014
UK leads search for a pensions plan that works: Part 1
By Anthony Harrington, March 10, 2014
Can Africa hit and hold a 7% GDP growth rate year on year?
By Anthony Harrington, March 7, 2014
QFINANCE: financial news roundup (February 28 - March 6, 2014)
By QFINANCE Editor, March 6, 2014
Malthus, Marx, and Modern Growth
By Kenneth Rogoff, March 5, 2014