A selection of Marina's published articles

These articles have been published in the Economist, Standpoint Magazine, Financial Times, MoneyWeek, the Times Literary Supplement, New York Observer and more

Monthly Archives: March, 2016

Money Observer: Pension tax changes are likely to inflame intergenerational tension

An inquiry into intergenerational fairness, conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions, found that those who are working today can expect retirement savings that are up to a third … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Money Observer: Pensions policy unfairly skewed towards baby boomers, says former minister

On 2 March 2016 the Work and Pensions Committee took evidence from two former ministers and experts in the ‘intergenerational fairness’ debate, David Willetts and Steve Webb. The session was … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Standpoint: Clearing the Fog of War

“The Horror Of The Ukraine”: The man-made famine in 1932-33, part of a wider famine across the USSR, killed millions.   Through conversations with the people he meets in Ukraine, … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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In a crowded London shop
An open book and empty cup 

On the marble table-top.
While on the shop and street I gazed

My body of a sudden blazed;
And twenty minutes more or less It seemed, so great my happiness,

That I was blessed and could bless.

- Yeats

Always to shine,
to shine everywhere,
to the very deeps of the last days,
to shine—
and to hell with everything else!
That is my motto—
and the sun’s!

- Mayakovsky

Can it pull extraordinary faces?
Is it usually sick on a swing?
Does it spend all its time at the races,
or fiddling with pieces of string?
Has it views of its own about money?
Does it think patriotism enough?
Are its stories vulgar but funny?
O tell me the truth about love.

- WH Auden