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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Death by Degrees
Like the market for skin care products, the market for credentials is inexhaustible: as the bachelor’s degree becomes democratized, the master’s degree becomes mandatory for advancement.
, 19 June 2012
Going South: why Britain will have a third world economy by 2014
With a second recession looming, Britain is facing a moment of truth. This book examines how the leader of the industrial revolution came to exhibit the features of a 'developing country'; chronic debt, volatile growth and vulnerability to external events.
Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson, Palgrave Macmillan,
14 June 2012
The New Industrial Revolution: consumers, globalization and the end of mass production
The rapid emergence of China and India as prime locations for low-cost manufacturing has led some analysts to conclude that manufacturers in the "old economies" - the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan - are being edged out of a profitable future. But if countries that have historically been at the forefront of events in manufacturing can adapt adroitly, opportunities are by no means over.
Peter Marsh, Yale University Press,
25 May 2012
Sorry, but SYRIZA won’t save Europe
The radical Greek leftists, along with Hollande in France, pose as anti-austerity yet promote ideas which will condemn Europe to long-term penury.
, 16 May 2012
Is 3D printing the key to Utopia?
The 'magic' of digital manufacturing could transform our homes and the industries that serve them. But at what cost?
, 13 May 2012
The New Few: Or a Very British Oligarchy
This was supposed to be the era when democracy came into its own, but instead power and wealth in Britain have slowly been consolidated the hands of a small elite, while the rest of the country struggles financially and switches off politically.
Ferdinand Mount, Simon & Schuster,
26 April 2012
When China Rules the World
China will replace the United States as the world's dominant power. In so doing, it will not become more western but the world will become more Chinese.
Martin Jacques, Penguin,
29 March 2012
Ferraris for All: In Defence of Economic Progress
The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity are increasingly seen as problematic rather than positive - a trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed 'growth scepticism'. Prosperity is accused of encouraging greed, damaging the environment, causing unhappiness and widening social inequalities. Ferraris for all is a rejoinder to the growth sceptics.
Daniel Ben-Ami, Policy Press,
14 March 2012
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