Category Archives: Economics
A List of Books by Scots
On this momentous day, I thought it appropriate to list some of our Scots authors, who, whether published north or south of the border, have contributed so much to the intellectual life of Great Britain.
A List Of Irish Writers
With the state visit to the United Kingdom of Irish President Michael D. Higgins, it seemed a good moment to look at the Irish writers featured so far in the Cambridge Library Collection. They are listed below in alphabetical order, … Continue reading
I can’t remember when I first came across this intriguing word. The context must have indicated white plasticky stuff, because if I hear (or more likely read) it today, the things I think of are those little collar stiffeners which … Continue reading
I have never been sure how to pronounce the surname of Walter Bagehot (1826–77), and that, combined with my belief that he worked somewhere on the interface of economics and politics (to me a slough of total despond), had not … Continue reading