Tonypandy and truth
The psychology of poverty
#Econhist papers I (mostly) admire, Sep 2023
Should you marry for genes or money?
Guest post: An unequal harvest
What are governments for?
The story of Louis
The quest for quantitative history
Guest post: Time for business
BRICS is not about economics
A tale of two vineyards
A test for freckles, disease and identity
Guest post: Cricket in America
How politics shapes segregation
#Econhist papers I (mostly) admire, Aug 2023
How easy it is to forget that we live in the greatest country on earth
How not to make a Greek salad
We are becoming better humans
'Our Long Walk' celebrates its first birthday
Guest post: What can the nineteenth-century Cape Colony teach us about racial disenfranchisement?
What did the content creator, architect and citrus farmer say to the South African policymaker?
Teaching with ChatGPT
How Hayek can help South Africa
Guest post: Where are the gaps in African economic history?
What do the governor of St Helena, an English carpenter and artificial fish fillets have in common?
PIRLS of wisdom
'A unique view of our world'
Could AI topple South Africa’s system of science funding?
How numbers can help recover the past
Guest post: Is the diamond losing its shine?
What do an Afrikaans singer, an ostrich with a Kitkat and Vermeer at the Voortrekker Monument have in common?
Guest post: Kikuyu counterfactuals
What we learn from Cape wheat farmers in 1825
Leaders are not randomly selected
Guest post: Factory fit
What do Jan van Riebeeck, lemon juice and the Sicilian mafia have in common?
South Africa's leaders and why they fail
Dam history lessons
Guest post: Accountability in South Africa's healthcare system is on life support
The future is finally here
Guest post: Does a negative wealth shock affect your health?
A reinterpretation of Africa's twentieth century
Tourists are also migrating south
Guest post: What can we learn from clerks in twentieth-century Cape Town?
What we win from loadshedding
Guest post: How the Chinese fixed loadshedding
Why 2022 was the year of global economic history
What I would study
Guest post: How dark is the Dutch past?
Who to listen to for financial advice
If I were Ramaphosa, I'd call these people
The death of the columnist?
How to build a better a world