Battle Readings is a regularly updated compilation of articles, essays, and opinion pieces relevant to the themes of the Battle of Ideas.
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Tech entrepreneurs honoured by the Royal Academy of Engineering are showing the way
Mark Leftly and Jamie Dunkley, Independent, 18 April 2014
Holly Watt, Telegraph, 9 March 2014
Five years after The Spirit Level, authors Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett argue that research backs up their views on the iniquity of inequality.
Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, Guardian, 9 March 2014
As World Economic Forum starts in Davos, development charity claims growing inequality has been driven by 'power grab'.
Graeme Wearden, Guardian, 20 January 2014
Patrick Hayes, spiked, 23 December 2013
Fear of the foreigner is politics at its worst and does the UK no credit.
Vicky Pryce, Independent, 29 November 2013
China frightens the west. Rarely, however, do westerners look at how the world looks to China. Yes, it has made enormous economic strides. But it still sees a world economy dominated by developed economies.
Martin Wolf, Financial Times, 10 July 2013
The real innovation engine in the global economy is not the entrepreneurial class blazing capitalist trails through the thicket of government red tape and taxation. No. The real engine of innovation is government.
Bruce Upbin, Forbes, 13 June 2013
Mariana Mazzucato, Anthem Press, 10 June 2013
Digital technology is transforming manufacturing, making it leaner and smarter—and raising the prospect of an American industrial revival
John Koten, The Wall Street Journal, 10 June 2013
Trust in an age of cynicism
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