Articles written by Simon Wilson

11/11/2018 03/11/2018

Iceland’s deep freeze – and thaw

Once a sleepy backwater, the country embraced the credit boom with gusto. Then came the crunch. Ten years on, the economy is back on its feet and its prospects look good, says Simon Wilson.

27/10/2018

Why higher taxes look inevitable

Britain’s public finances were dealt a vicious blow by the financial crisis of 2008. We’ve come a long way since then, says Simon Wilson – but meeting the government’s goals will require higher taxes.

20/10/2018 13/10/2018 06/10/2018

The cost of cooling the hothouse

A recent study warned that we may soon be on an unstoppable path to climate disaster. But some are pinning their hopes on new technologies. Can these work? Simon Wilson reports.

18/08/2018 11/08/2018

The mystery of the missing wages

Normally, when labour markets are tight, wages embark on a sustained upswing, fuelling inflation. But that hasn’t happened in the British or US post-crisis recoveries. Why not? Simon Wilson reports.

04/08/2018

The NHS at 70

Britain’s healthcare system increasingly resembles a state religion – it could do with more heretics than acolytes, says Simon Wilson.

14/07/2018
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