Monthly Archives: October 2012

‘Faites vos jeux’: homelands and the high stakes of passion in George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda, George Eliot’s extraordinary last novel, was published in eight monthly parts from February to September 1876. The reading public eagerly awaited each new instalment of a work that promised to be a love story between a dangerously beautiful … Continue reading

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The real war? Natural capital, ecosystem services and integrated reporting V nature (and George Monbiot, Molly Scott Cato, Evo Morales, et al)

Right now changes are afoot in our accounting systems which will affect the future of life on earth. Guardian journalist and activist George Monbiot wrote about them recently. And environmental campaigner Tony Juniper replied to him. And I’ve been talking about … Continue reading

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Double Entry at Columbia University and other news from New York

I’m in New York for the North American publication of Double Entry (with its international subtitle ‘How the merchants of Venice created modern finance’). I’ll be talking about my book at 6pm tomorrow evening, Wednesday 17 October, at Lerner Hall, … Continue reading

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Planet Money NPR, Luca Pacioli’s magic book De viribus quantitatis – and Double Entry is published in North America

While I was in London I had a very entertaining conversation (from the new BBC studios) with David Kestenbaum and Jacob J Goldstein from Planet Money, National Public Radio USA, which they tell me has just gone up on the … Continue reading

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