“I was just bowled over and frightened by some of the things that I saw: children high-up in trees, children using sharp knives.”
As nations come to terms with fragile growth in the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the importance of productivity has been brought sharply into focus. The OBR’s gloomy forecast illustrated the extent of the UK’s problems, but we are by no means alone. To varying degrees, nations all over the world – rich and poor – … Continue reading CapX: The pre-school solution to our productivity problem
In Japan, around 25 per cent of people are over the age of 65. That is set to rise to 40 per cent by 2060. Meanwhile, the number of babies born there is at its lowest since records began. This isn’t just a problem for Japan. All around the developed world a so-called “demographic time … Continue reading CapX: Can Japan defuse its demographic time bomb?
When recovery is slow after an economic crisis, and people feel their livelihoods threatened by political and economic change, there is a tune which plays very well in politics: nativism. Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump’s nativist “America First” message drew vast support. Now that he is in the Oval Office, it is increasingly clear that … Continue reading CapX: It is the huddled masses who can make America great again
On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama became the first black President of the United States. His message was one of hope, unity and change: “Yes We Can.” Donald Trump’s election was a staggering rejection of President Obama’s legacy. Trump’s was a message of fear, division and a return to what once was. Regardless of Hillary … Continue reading CapX: Everything Barack Obama worked for is about to be swept away