A second Brexit referendum?

A growing number of people want Brexit stopped before Britain does itself irreparable economic and international damage, writes Murray Ritchie. When the British diplomat –…

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Food is the stuff of life – or death

The management of resources must surely take precedent in government policy and business strategy in the years ahead if we are to avoid muddled thinking…





Universities speak for their nations

At the very highest levels, across the arts and sciences, and down the generations higher education institutions stand up for cultural exchange, writes Sir Ciaran…


A good time to be young in Europe?

This is the time to future proof the European Union, writes Geoff Kitney. For Anglophiles, these are disconcerting times. In their worldview, recent political events…


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The Labour Theory of Value

In the works of 19th century political economists, the understanding of the nature of value is of major significance. The Labour Theory of Value is…




On sustainability and profit

What determines the sustainability of your commercial enterprise? What makes it profitable? An answer is in the balance of investment into innovation and production, writes…


The energy dissipative enterprise

Here we look into the commercial activities of an enterprise through a prism of energy dissipation to understand the conversion of investment into income. The…



How to be stretched like a rubber band

Standing in a local shopping centre, I am thinking, “What do I know?” It is Saturday afternoon in Meadowhall, Sheffield, in England’s north and its…


The Great Global Refinery

Previously we have looked at the economic behaviour of an enterprise through an evolutionary prism used more commonly in biology. Now we extend this approach…