Archive | May, 2012

Peter Nolan Is China Buying the World

Peter Nolan: Is China Buying the World?

China is the world’s second biggest economy and its largest exporter. It possesses the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves and has 29 firms in the FT 500 list of the world’s largest companies. ‘China’s Rise’ preoccupies the global media, which carry regular articles suggesting that it is using its financial resources to ‘buy the world’. […]

Continue Reading · 22 May 2012 · economics, history and politics, podcasts
Merchants of Culture second edition

Merchants of Culture – new edition for a changing industry

When John Thompson‘s Merchants of Culture appeared in the summer of 2010, it was the first serious study of the publishing industry in many years. Thompson compared himself to an anthropologist studying his subjects in order to explain a field of human activity that strikes many outsiders as baffling and often irrational. The industry recognized […]

Continue Reading · 9 May 2012 · economics, podcasts, social sciences, technology and communication