Josh Booth

Josh Booth is the founder of the King's Review and completed a PhD candidate in Sociology. His research looks at the ethics of publication, economies of knowledge and innovation.

The Doxa of Gillian Tett

An email exchange with Financial Times assistant editor Gillian Tett prompts reflections on the profit motive, technology, inequality and moral blindness. Tett takes the lead role, with guest appearances by Adam Smith, Silvio Berlusconi, and “Amalgamated Product Giant Shipping Worldwide Inc”.

An interview with Alan Rusbridger

On Wednesday March 26th, the day before US President Obama formally announced his intention to end the NSA's bulk collection of data, Josh Booth spoke to the Guardian's editor Alan Rusbridger about press freedom, spies, and how not to hide journalism behind a paywall. Related: read Nicholas Mulder's piece on democracy and the national security state

Why Economists are Liars (and other stories)

At first glance, experiments suggesting that business and economics majors lie more than others provide material for yet another indictment of academic economics. But the experiments also point beyond themselves to a much more recent development - one that implicates Udacity founder and Google Glass pioneer Sebastian Thrun - and to another more complex story involving bombs, the Ford motor company, and the self-fulfilling prophecy.

How to annihilate a royal

The irony was delicious. The Mail runs a story headlined “Kate puts her baby bump on parade”, mixing an attack on Hilary Mantel's alleged literary offensive against the Duchess with incessant cooing over Middleton's “gently swelling stomach”.

Google me, Google me not

A fortnight ago Eric Schmidt took to the stage in Cambridge to preach hellfire and brimstone. He opened by describing a dystopian society shut off from the world - one whose population is kept in ignorance by an all-powerful state.