Monthly Archives: August 2012

My lecture at The Institute of Economic Affairs

Yesterday I gave my lecture at the IEA, and the reception it received was far more positive than I could possibly have hoped for. Many in the capacity audience (60 people) were supporters of ‘improved’ gender diversity in the boardroom … Continue reading

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My Radio 4 interview with Martha Kearney

[Update 8 September: the interview is no longer on iPlayer, and I’d previously offered to email the audio file to anyone requesting it. However, the number of requests have been such that it’s taking up too much time to satisfy … Continue reading

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Myth of glass ceiling, by Dragon’s Den star

My thanks to Lavinia for pointing me towards an article in today’s Daily Mail. MYTH OF GLASS CEILING, BY DRAGON’S DEN STAR Dragon’s Den star Hilary Devey has spoken out against the idea of a glass ceiling, claiming it is … Continue reading

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David Cameron, Vince Cable, Helen Whitehead

The claim of a link between more women on boards and enhanced corporate performance lies at the heart of the government’s ongoing threat of quotas if major businesses don’t increase the number of women on their boards ‘voluntarily’. Among the … Continue reading

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Professor Howard S Schwartz (cont’d)

I’ve had an email exchange with the estimable Professor Schwartz. He tells me the quotation in my earlier email was from his 2003 book Revolt of the Primitive: An Inquiry into the Roots of Political Correctness. It’s available to order here: … Continue reading

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Professor Howard S Schwartz

As a keen collector of quotations, I sometimes stumble across ones which are just priceless. I was involved in an exchange about an Independent article with the gentleman who runs the excellent blog http://scaaarbeeek.wordpress.com, and thereby found his blog contained the following gem … Continue reading

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Equality and Human Rights Commission faces a 60% budget cut. A good start.

The coalition is doing at least one thing right in equality-related matters, by slashing the annual budget of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘EHRC’). There have been numerous reports about the issue in the press and online in recent … Continue reading

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