MasterClassCool factor 4/5Usability 3/5Value for money 3/5 Forget the aphorism "Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach" — which we’ve surely all realised is rubbish — and learn directly from those who do, and do very well, with MasterClass ( This service has been stalking me on social media for a while (you may have seen it in your Facebook feed too), with adverts entreating me to learn photography with Annie Leibovitz or writing from Malcolm Gladwell. In addition to these two drawcards, the website continues the name-dropping trend with some truly impressive talent. If you browse its "current offering" page, which lists all the available classes, MasterClass’s specialist teachers include Spike Lee, Gordon Ramsay, Garry Kasparov and Paul Krugman. All promise to share their knowledge and guide you in their particular area of expertise. Krugman’s class includes 22 lessons on "economics and society", including "the economic theories that drive history, policy, a...

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