Tag Archives: Commons

Education, commons, pirates and ninjas

This original version of this article was original published for EduFactory Web Journal on 23 January 2008. I have been reflecting on teaching lately and re-read it – and I still think it is relevant so I am re-drafting it, … Continue reading

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Time for some big ideas

I wrote a recent article for The Punch on the need for some new ideas to confront the emerging challenges of the twenty-first century. It is available here… It provoked some interesting discussions including many telling me to migrate – … Continue reading

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Patents and intellectual property rights

In economic theory, patents are seen to be an important dimension of encouraging new research breakthroughs. Though this is often correct, in an article published here I explain how patents don’t always encourage research and innovation – and in fact, … Continue reading

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Dutch Disease: Resource Riches can be an Economic Curse

One of the things that has always worried me has been the over reliance that we have on the ‘resource’ sector. This has meant that our national policies are easily held to ransom by this sector and a real response … Continue reading

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