Professor Tuckett suggests the key to understanding financial markets is the co-evolution of human nature and financial institutions. He explains the role of stories centred on 'phantastic objects' and groupthink in helping to create asset price bubbles. He concludes that measures to prevent bubbles in the future will be ineffective if they do not include a collective re-examination of the ways savings are managed and a deeper understanding of the emotional nature of the situation financial markets make us all confront.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.