Author Archives: Graham Mummery

Depth Economics: A Review of Tomas Sedlacek, Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street

August 2012 / Book Reviews

Tomas Sedlacek, Economics of Good and Evil. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Graham Mummery

Graham Mummery

Graham Mummery

Economics of Good and Evil coverIf, for a moment, we accept the economic consensus view that growth is the solution to the current economic crisis, one “growth area” we might observe is the crop of books and articles about that same crisis. As the great economist John Kenneth Galbraith once quipped: “Economics provides gainful employment for economists.”

The books inevitably differ in their approach. Some …

Notes from the Field

March 2010 / Notes from the Field

Battle For the Economy
Institute of Ideas Seminar 16 May 2009,
Goodenough College, London
by Graham Mummery

Graham Mummery

In the Great Hall of Goodenough College, London, its founder looks down on the proceedings. I am familiar with his name from induction courses during my, now defunct, banking career. He was Barclays Bank’s chairman in the 1920’s. A speech of his on monetary policy was described humorously by none other than John Maynard Keynes as “rational, …