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Duncan Weldon

journalist

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Duncan Weldon is a former political advisor and journalist. He was appointed as BBC Newsnight's Economics and Business editor in 2014. Weldon joined the Labour Party at age 18.
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Vermeer's Hat
The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World
Timothy Brook - Jan 02, 2009 (first published in 2005)
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In this critical darling Vermeer's captivating and enigmatic paintings become windows that reveal how daily life and thought-from Delft to Beijing--were transformed in the 17th century, when the world first became global.A Vermeer painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl. In another canvas, fruit spills ...
Duncan Weldon
Jul 22, 2020
And it reminds me of Vermeer’s Hat. Which is one of my favourite history books of all time. A look at global trade and connections in the 17th century as told through a half dozen Vermeer paintings.     source
Crashed
How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
Adam Tooze - Aug 27, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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WINNER OF THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZEA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOK ...
Duncan Weldon
Jun 24, 2018
I’ve read Crashed and it’s fantastic (review out next month). This is really useful framing. The financial crisis might seem like an unusual “next book” after Adam’s history of 1916-1931 (The Deluge)- but capital flows sit at the heart of both of them.     source