So we, in the business, financial and political system, need to step up.  We need political leadership from visionary empiricists who work with the grain of capitalism but also smooth its rough edges: Teddy Roosevelt in the US and Nye Bevan in the UK are sparkling historical examples, but today’s examples are harder to find.

In the UK, the US and Europe, we have systemically under invested in: roads, railways, bridges, digital infrastructure, educational facilities, company start-ups and scale-ups to create high-value jobs. Many situations have become intractable, resulting in requests to governments to simply throw money (which they don’t have) at the problem – amusingly chronicled in King and Crewe."

Nigel Wilson Forbes Magazine July 29th 2018