With a Bit More Democracy We Might Hang Mr Howard

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Cleisthenes may have invented democracy in Athens in 508 BC but not all Athenians were in favour of it. Here Plato in his Republic (c 375 BC) describes what happens when democracy gets out of hand: ‘Teachers are afraid of their pupils and curry favour with them, while pupils despise their teachers. Older members of […]

He Has No Solution

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

It’s easy to read – just twenty-five bite-sized chapters painlessly combining autobiography and potted economic history from the First World War to the present. At points when I began to yawn and wonder when he was going to tell me something I didn’t know, he came up with a juicy tale of financial swindling or […]

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