By John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography, Department of Strategy and International Business The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has released a £20bn plan that would ensure that free full-fibre broadband is available throughout the Kingdom. Labour’s plan would make broadband ubiquitous and free. The £20bn cost is perhaps an underestimate. The plan to … Continue reading “Free Broadband for All: Fairy-tale Policies and Economics?”
Towards a responsible budget rather than politics without vision or ambition?
By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham The danger is that our politicians are suffering from Brexit myopia and this includes the inability to develop a longer-term vision for the UK. The only current vision revolves around an agenda set by others In a speech … Continue reading “Towards a responsible budget rather than politics without vision or ambition?”
Trusting which experts? Think tanks and politically-neutral knowledge
By Dr Scott Taylor, Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies, Department of Management, and Dr Amon Barros, Assistant Professor, FGV Sao Paulo School of Business Administration political debate is now framed by a mistrust of ‘experts’ who claim specific knowledge and authority, as well as their research. Long-established London-based think tank, the Institute of Economic … Continue reading “Trusting which experts? Think tanks and politically-neutral knowledge”