Zero Hours or Zero Cash?

Matthew Taylor’s report on the so called gig economy seems worryingly conservative. He seems quite happy with zero hours contracts although as I always point out this transfers the onus of success from the swashbuckling capitalist onto the employee, who is rarely entitled to the rewards for success, but seems firmly gripped by the system… Read more

Clubcard Money

I was in Tesco the other day. Not something I’m wont to do – I abhor the place, having worked for a short time in a previous life for their opposition and supplied them for an even shorter time. It is not somewhere I feel particularly at home. But Tesco exists. And of course, having… Read more

A brief history of money

The following is an extract from the unpublished book: Peoplons, Charmons and the Strange One: the uncertain science of economics by C. S. Adams, Illustrated by Cohenbaum. Tokens of exchange: In the economist’s book of myths and legends, money was invented to solve the “double coincidence-of-wants” problem in a pair-wise economic exchange. Paul the baker wants a… Read more