Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The ballet and fortitude of Roger Federer

On Friday, Roger Federer, at the age of thirty-six, became the oldest world number one in the history of tennis...

By Benjamin Clayton

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Made in America: Britain needs to copy US opportunity zones

Too many regions in Britain were knocked down by the financial crisis and have yet to get back up. Outside..

By Benjamin Clayton

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Transport geeks need to start speaking ‘Economese’

Britain has a productivity problem. It is also ripe for significant transport development. Time to put the two together. I..

By Benjamin Clayton

Friday, 5 January 2018

London house prices are falling - and that may be a good thing

House prices in London are falling. Estate agent Savills this week announced that it expects house prices to rise by..

By Benjamin Clayton

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Pity the politicians and thank them for their service

Imagine this job description. “Wanted: experienced professional to work fourteen-hours, six days a week (including four days per week away..

By Benjamin Clayton

Monday, 30 October 2017

Explaining Unemployment, Trump and Tinder: Short-Termism

The Stanford marshmallow experiment is a famous study on delayed gratification. Conducted in the 1960s and 1970s, psychologists brought a..

By Benjamin Clayton

Friday, 13 October 2017

Start screening cinema in schools

  “Cinema is magic in the service of dreams,” said Djibril Diop Mambéty, the acclaimed twentieth century Senegalese film director...

By Benjamin Clayton

Monday, 2 October 2017

Save our seaside: Britain needs a plan for coastal towns

When I worked in government, ‘Northern Powerhouse’ was a phrase so ubiquitous in conversation that foreign visitors could have been..

By Benjamin Clayton

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The Age of Authenticity: Politicians need to keep it real

  Recent history has given us the remarkable rise of the unexpected politician. A seventy-one-year-old, cantankerous reality star sits in..

By Benjamin Clayton