Battle Readings is a regularly updated compilation of articles, essays, and opinion pieces relevant to the themes of the Battle of Ideas.
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Far from being the exclusive terrain of experts, the issue of economic growth is one to be considered by society as a whole.
Stuart Simpson, Culture Wars, 21 August 2008
Why have free marketeers joined greens and ‘anti-capitalists’ in arguing that economic growth is a bad thing?
Daniel Ben-Ami, spiked, 11 August 2008
Management consultancy columnist, Mick James, wonders how long the value of consultants in the public sector will be debated.
Mick James, Top-Consultant.com, 1 August 2008
Robert Shiller, Princeton University Press, 31 July 2008
Having won a vote of confidence at home, India’s government now faces another—abroad
Economist, 31 July 2008
Capitalism has improved the lives of billions of people — something that's easy to forget at a time of great economic uncertainty. But it has left out billions more. They have great needs, but they can't express those needs in ways that matter to markets.
Bill Gates, TIME, 31 July 2008
Democracy will ensure that the tortoise overcomes the hare in the race for competitive advantage
William Nobrega, Independent, 27 July 2008
Erik S. Reinert, Constable, 24 July 2008
I have a six-year-old son. His name is Jin-Gyu. He lives off me, yet he is quite capable of making a living. After all, millions of children of his age already have jobs in poor countries.
Ha-Joon Chang, Independent, 23 July 2008
The troubles at America’s big, folksy-named mortgage providers are a symptom of today's wider anxiety about the future of society.
Sean Collins, spiked, 22 July 2008
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