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Ben Rogers

Ben Rogers is director of the Centre for London, a think tank that develops policies for improving the city.

Urban Inequality

Ben Rogers, 25 April 2018

Richard Florida​ has been having second thoughts. In 2002 he argued in The Rise of the Creative Class that the future of advanced economies lay not in manufacturing but in high-skilled areas of the service sector: engineering, design, fashion, media, finance, medicine and law. The industrial revolution had largely originated in cities, but in the 20th century, industry started to move away...

A Nation of Beefeaters

David A. Bell, 25 September 2003

At moments of stress, depression or grief, my thoughts turn irresistibly towards the golden arches of McDonald’s. Usually, I find the food repellent, but there are times when nothing can...

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A.J. Ayer’s Winning Ways

Frank Kermode, 15 July 1999

A.J. Ayer, says Ben Rogers, had a ‘pampered upbringing, even by Edwardian standards’. He suffered much at prep school, then went to Eton, where he suffered less and got over it. The...

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