LUNCH WITH THE FT: ‘I decided to start writing things that would amuse me,’ Richard Thaler says
The Nobel laureate economist tells the FT that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ is one of the dumbest statements ever uttered by a head of state
The Anthologist doesn’t serve cashew nuts, so I order a bowl of smoked almonds instead. When they arrive, caramelised and brown as barbecue sauce, I ask for them to be put right in front of Richard Thaler. He protests that the waiter isn’t in on the joke.
The readers will be, I assure him. “The educated ones, perhaps,” he concedes...