Diego Zuluaga, CapX

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Past articles by Diego:

Grace Blakeley's 'Stolen' is a tired invective against market capitalism

It is safe to assume that most books bearing the term “financialisation” in the title are not mainly about finance. Grace Blakeley’s Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation is no exception. Blakeley’s book, her first, is a sweeping polemic against the market economy. A researcher at the UK’s Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), … → Read More

Facebook's Libra is part of a welcome trend

Tech companies' involvement in banking is a welcome development → Read More

Index fund pioneer Jack Bogle was a hero of popular capitalism

Index funds have made investing cheaper and more transparent → Read More

It may take another crash to learn the lessons of the 2008 crisis

It is a decade since the financial crisis, and no one is happy. Progressives like Elizabeth Warren and John McDonnell think the guilty bankers went unpunished. Free-marketeers despair over the absence of meaningful reforms to discourage risk-taking on the taxpayer’s dime. Ordinary people across much of the West have only seen tepid growth since 2008. … → Read More

America's most political bank

Citi's survival has depended on the generosity of the government more than once → Read More

Are we on the verge of a Chinese credit crunch?

If China were a Eurozone country, it would likely be regarded as the next victim of the bond vigilantes. The People’s Republic has more than doubled its stock of private credit relative to GDP in the last ten years, even as output grew at annual rates exceeding 6.5 per cent. Indeed, China accounts for fully … → Read More

How innovation drives financial inclusion

As the developing world makes strides towards financial inclusion, the West is going in the other direction. → Read More

Government loan programmes are failing the most vulnerable students

Is a degree anything more than a signalling device? → Read More


The beneficial impact of offshore finance – Institute of Economic Affairs

Would the world be a better place if offshore finance didn’t exist? Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell doubtless thinks so, believing that the tax planning t → Read More

Does regulation breed financial illiteracy?

Neither irrational consumers nor predatory banks fully explain financial illiteracy → Read More

A proposal to fix welfare and fight intergenerational unfairness

Here's a way to make the welfare state freer, fairer and more transparent → Read More

The quiet triumph of economics

Think of economics not as a recipe for the good life, but as an insurance policy against bad ideas → Read More

Why the fall in IPOs is a threat to popular capitalism

A thicket of regulation is making it harder for ordinary people to become shareholders → Read More

Behavioural economics works better in theory than in practice

Attempts to regulate for people's failures of judgment have had mixed results at best → Read More

The price of not knowing the value of Bitcoin

Many people seem to think that anything with blockchain or crypto in its name merits investor cash → Read More

Dodd-Frank is in trouble – and for good reason

Finance has been one of America’s most heavily regimented sectors since at least the 1930s → Read More


Technology has made government regulation of taxi markets unnecessary – Institute of Economic Affairs

Last year, Transport for London (TfL) revoked Uber’s license to operate in London – a decision that Uber is appealing. This was exactly the wrong response t → Read More

Passive funds can be actively good for investors

The case for passive funds is that price discovery is only useful if it justifies its cost → Read More


Finance is for the many, not the few – Institute of Economic Affairs

At a time when no politician will publicly stand up as a friend of the banks, the leader of the Labour Party is the industry’s most virulent foe. Long gone ar → Read More

Finance is for the many, not the few

Most UK financial services are in retail banking, pensions and insurance → Read More