Wanted: radical economist to boost UK economy. Cash prize: £150k

IPPR launches world’s third biggest economics prize looking to restart UK growth

One of the biggest cash prizes in world economics has been launched to find “radical ideas” to reinvigorate the British economy.

Launched against a backdrop of deep public distrust in politicians to revitalise the UK economy, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) thinktank has lined up an £150,000 prize fund to uncover fresh ideas.

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MIB: How to Influence People (with an assist from Charlie Munger)

When psychology professor Robert Cialdini wrote his 1984 book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, he had no idea just how much influence “Influence” would have. The book sold 3 million copies in 30 languages. Not too long after publication, he received a package in the mail. It contained a personal note from Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s…

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