Liberal nostrums, relaxation of planning…

Just come from a talk by Henry Overman at LSE and jotting down some reactions. He has that kind of cocky, glib, style of presentation common among liberal (mainstream) economists which I find very hard to challenge in the heat of the session. Continue reading “Liberal nostrums, relaxation of planning…”


Powers of the London Mayor

The London Evening Standard published an article by the fecund Simon Jenkins. They asked me to write a letter in response, which I did.

Simon Jenkins (24 January) is right to point out how inadequate are the executive and taxation powers of the London Mayor. It would be great to see them strengthened but what would they be used for? Continue reading “Powers of the London Mayor”