Allister Heath was Editor of City A.M. for six years up until June 2014.
Friday 20 June 2014
THERE is one change, more than any other, that Britain needs to undergo if we want to fulfil our true potential.
Thursday 19 June 2014
TAX and spending remain far too high in the UK, dragging down our economy.
Wednesday 18 June 2014
ONE of Karl Marx’s big theories was that capitalism had an inherent tendency towards monopoly and would thus self-destroy. The idea remains widely held, and is one reason countries operate stringent anti-trust regulations.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
IT WAS Milton Friedman, the great Chicago economist, who put it best.
Monday 16 June 2014
WE ARE not running out of oil, far from it. The International Energy Agency is predicting that supply will shoot up from 89m barrels per day (bpd) in 2012 to 101m bpd by 2035.
Friday 13 June 2014
It's official: money is about to become more expensive. Mark Carney warned yesterday that rates could rise more quickly than the markets were predicting.
Thursday 12 June 2014
BRITAIN’S jobs market is continuing to defy gravity. The latest figures are stunningly good, with employment moving ever-closer to its all-time high as a share of the workforce and the number of jobs in the economy hitting another record.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
ENERGY companies haven’t helped themselves. Their biggest mistake over the past decade was to collude with the political establishment.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
IT is nothing short of scandalous that five state schools in Birmingham have had to be placed in special measures after being infiltrated by extremists.
Monday 09 June 2014
FOR the first time ever, a computer programme has managed to dupe experts into thinking that it was a 13-year old boy.
Saturday 07 June 2014
WELCOME to today’s special Saturday edition to celebrate one of the greatest and most exciting sporting events of the year. Here at City A.M., we are truly passionate about the Investec Derby as well as horse-racing in general.
Friday 06 June 2014
SHORT of embracing quantitative easing, the European Central Bank has now done everything it can to try to loosen conditions in the Eurozone. But by no stretch of the imagination could yesterday’s actions be deemed radical.
Thursday 05 June 2014
THERE were two reactions to yesterday’s Queen Speech: critics dismissed it as lightweight in the extreme, a collection of reheated policies seasoned with a little trivia; supporters celebrated a government that understands that passing fewer laws
Wednesday 04 June 2014
WE SHALL soon find out whether the coalition is serious about introducing a right of recall for Members of Parliament.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
BRITONS don’t save enough. The fact that we don’t put enough money aside for a rainy day, for our retirement or to finance long-term care, is one of our great weaknesses.
Monday 02 June 2014
REGARDLESS of how Scotland votes on 18 September, change is in the air. Even if the Scots vote no to independence, the status quo is no longer sustainable.
Friday 30 May 2014
WHAT is going on in America? The US economy collapsed in the first quarter – and true to form, Wall Street’s reaction was to send share prices surging.
Thursday 29 May 2014
MORE evidence that high and punitive tax rates are bad for tax receipts. An official report from the French audit office makes damning reading for all those who believe in hammering taxpayers to pay for their pet projects.
Wednesday 28 May 2014
MUDDLED thinking is the enemy of sound judgement and sensible decision-making. Sadly, the current discussion about inequality is especially confused, with terms and concepts used loosely, making it impossible to conduct a sensible debate.
Tuesday 27 May 2014
COMPARE and contrast: when Nigel Farage balanced a pint of beer on his head yesterday, the stunt was seen as another PR triumph reinforcing his carefully constructed image as a happy go lucky, popular hero thumbing his nose at establishment conven
Friday 23 May 2014
QUESTION: What’s the diff-erence between the Home Counties and Texas?
Thursday 22 May 2014
VOTERS are very, very angry, as the political establishment is about to find out at its great cost.
Wednesday 21 May 2014
SO the great crackdown on mortgages has started. With the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee uninterested in hiking interest rates, the only solution to contain house prices, sadly, is to ration credit.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
SO IT’S all over for Pfizer’s bid for Astrazeneca – or at least that is what it now seems like.
Monday 19 May 2014
SPOT on. That is the only way to describe Mark Carney’s analysis of the woes of the UK housing market, which he attributes primarily to under-supply.