New on the website
I’ve put up my article, ‘Fairy gold’ turns to debt from the Fin of 10 April. Here’s the conclusion.
as long as financial innovation is seen to be good in itself, politicians will continue to pursue these [Public Private Partnership] schemes, not as a method of optimally allocating a complex set of risk, but as a source of fairy gold, from which valuable public assets can seemingly be spun out of thin air. Of course, just like fairy gold, this illusion will disappear in the light of day, leaving a mountain of debt and poorly-structured projects.