Managerialism vs Innovation – “Does management’s pursuit of efficiency crowd out innovation?” asks Chris Dillow, wondering if creating small productivity gains through managerialist efficiency is driving out bigger gains that can be made through innovation.
On politics and the ‘common’ – Alex Marsh on the changing style of political rhetoric and what it shows about our political culture.
A world without work – How might we adapt to an automated future?
I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery. – People really don’t understand the past, part 94.
London 2025 – How the city is becoming just another meaningless point for the globetrotting hyper rich, content to live from the spoils of corruption elsewhere.

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Worth Reading 102: Top of the Empire State

So, how would Dáil Éireann deal with a post-apocalyptic scenario? – Jason O’Mahony asks the question for the Irish political system, and I’m sure someone can fill in the blanks for the British one.
A slice of London so exclusive even the owners are visitors – A look at who lives in some of the most expensive property in London, and how often they actually use it.
Entrenching inequality – Stumbling & Mumbling on a report that shows “Inequality undermines the confidence of the disadvantaged and boosts the con dence of the advantaged.”
You cannot run a public service like a business, and here’s why – Are businesses and public services fundamentally different? (via)
Iceland’s ‘crowd-sourced’ constitution is dead – An explanation from an Icelander of what’s really happened there, which isn’t the same as some of the more excitable commentary from outside.

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With Oxford Airport having chosen to rebrand itself as London Oxford Airport – and the real surprise in that story is that Ryanair aren’t involved in this latest attempt to redraw the map – are we nearing the point where we might as well just rebrand every airport in the country with ‘London’ at the start of its name? After all, a fast Intercity train from Birmingham International might get you to the heart of London even faster than venturing onto the Tube from Heathrow.

But, I suspect the conflating of London and Oxford as a single location might just be the key to pushing a visitor to Britain over the edge into a full-on gibbering breakdown, possibly when they get lost in the streets of London Oxford and find that the fabled Tube has four wheels and travels on the road.

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