Here’s the start of my latest article for The Economist: RICH foreigners are drawn to London by the rule of law, a favourable tax regime, a cluster of big houses, vibrant culture, superb private schools and the presence of other rich foreigners. The country welcomes them: Britain handed out twice as many visas to rich … More Money Can’t Buy You Everything
Advertising and the Underground: The bottom line, from The Economist 5/5/12 The Tube goes commercial GIVEN a fair wind, this summer should see a cable car running over the River Thames, connecting Greenwich to the Royal Docks in east London. The “Emirates Air Line”, named after the Dubai carrier, has already altered one familiar feature … More The Bottom Line
Crowdfunding football: Buy this team, from The Economist 28/4/12 Fans don’t like clubs being run as businesses. The alternatives may be worse FOOTBALL fans are used to being squeezed by their beloved clubs through rising ticket prices, regular strip changes and stiff charges for food and programmes. They have rarely been asked to bail out … More The Cost of Support
Financial games: Another roll of the dice, from The Economist 5/8/10 New ways to take your friends and family to the cleaners THE most famous board game of them all, “Monopoly”, was launched during the Depression. This crisis may not produce anything quite as successful, but it has also spawned a crop of new financial … More Board by the Financial Crisis?