November 29, 2018

The economic cost of Brexit is unavoidable – but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it

Independent research estimates that Theresa May's deal could reduce UK GDP per capita by between 1.9% and 5.5% over ten years.
November 29, 2018

Brexit: what the UK fishing industry wants

The ongoing Brexit negotiations have provided no certainty or clarity to the industry.
November 27, 2018

How the Ancient Egyptian economy laid the groundwork for building the pyramids

In the shadow of the pyramids of Giza, lie the tombs of the courtiers and officials who built these vast structures.
November 26, 2018

McDonald’s is a social and healthcare burden – whatever its charity PR might indicate

The link that Ronald McDonald House creates between itself and sick children is not just positive, it is sacrosanct.
November 23, 2018

Beards, business and a history of facial hair in the workplace

Ancient Egyptians believed shaving was associated with cleanliness but Greeks were proud of their beards, which symbolised authority and wisdom.
November 23, 2018

Rana Plaza: work injury compensation still missing in Bangladesh’s labour standards

Five years on from the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, improvements have been made. But workers compensation is still to happen.
November 22, 2018

Susanna Dinnage: Premier League gets first female chief executive, but sport remains a man’s world

Research shows sport is commonly a bastion for male dominance and privilege.
November 22, 2018

Unravelling British wool: how the local and global are intertwined in the making of everyday products

From small towns, through a complex global production network, wool products have become tricky to 'place'.
November 21, 2018

Black Friday marketing tricks and four ways to stop yourself falling for them

The run up to Black Friday is often shrouded in secrecy, which makes buying things on the day a lot more frenetic.
November 21, 2018

Apprenticeships in America: four ways to get the country to take them seriously

With Congress so deadlocked in recent years, skills training is a rare example of the two parties actually working together.
November 20, 2018

How a ‘Ukraine-plus’ Brexit deal could solve Theresa May’s problems

Ukraine shows how it's possible to have single market access, while maintaining control of your borders and staying out of the European Court of Justice.
November 16, 2018

Why I quit my day job researching happiness and started cycling to Bhutan

I wanted to connect the happiness research I'd been doing over the years with what was happening, or indeed not happening, in the world.